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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Help with your energy bills

You can get help with your energy bills or to top up your prepayment meter.

You may also be eligible for benefits, grants and help offered by the government and energy suppliers.

Warm Homes Essex

Help with the cost of energy, going green, home improvements, financial help and tips on energy saving.

Find out more about the4 Warm Homes Essex scheme.

Energy Price Guarantee

The Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) automatically limits the amount you can be charged per unit of gas or electricity. The EPG will remain in place until the end of June 2023. This will continue to limit the average household bill to £2500 a year.

There is no need to apply or contact your energy supplier.

You will still pay more if you use more energy.

You can find out more about the Energy Price Guarantee and the latest rates used on GOV.UK.

Warm Home Discount

You could get £150 off your electricity bill for winter 2023 to 2024 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme if you either:

  • get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit
  • are on a low income

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born before 25 September 1957 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills. This is known as a 'Winter Fuel Payment'.

Find out about Winter Fuel Payments on GOV.UK.

Cold Weather Payment

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you're getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest.