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Cost of living support

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

Keep your home warm and dry

Advice and grants to help you keep your home warm and dry.

To keep your home warm try:

  • draught proofing - this will keep your home warmer and reduce fuel bills. You must be careful not to draught-proof the windows in your bathroom or kitchen, or rooms where there is a gas cooker
  • insulating your loft and walls will help. If yours are not insulated contact Uttlesford Norse Services for details of any planned works or advice
  • maintaining a low heat when the weather is cold or wet - this is more efficient than short bursts

Find out about funding for energy-efficiency measures for your household.

An energy efficient home = a warm home


Warm Homes Essex

The Warm Homes Essex scheme can help you with practical advice on the cost of energy, going green, home improvements, financial help and tips on energy saving.

Warm Homes Fund

If you don't currently have central heating in your home but would like to install it, you can apply to the Warm Homes Fund for financial help. The fund is available to anyone living in Braintree and Uttlesford and is provided in conjunction with Aran Group.

Help to cover heating bills

If you are struggling to keep your home warm - that is heated to between 18 and 21 degrees - our page has information about discounts, grants, recurring vouchers and emergency vouchers to help everyone who is finding it difficult to afford heating bills this winter. 

Ways to save energy in your home

Find advice and suggestions for home improvements that could make your property cheaper to heat and keep warm on GOV.UK.