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Cost of living support

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

Home energy

If you are struggling to pay your bills, contact your supplier urgently. There are many charities and organisations that offer advice and support.

Essex Energy Switch

Essex County Council advice on schemes that can help you to cut your energy costs.

Money Saving Expert

Guides and tools to help you get the best deals on your household bills.

The Oil-Club

The Oil-Club is the largest heating oil club in the UK.

Essential Living Fund

The Essential Living Fund (ELF) is primarily intended to help vulnerable people live as independent a life as possible in the community.

Citizen Advice

Grants and benefits to help you pay your energy bills.


Your energy supplier can help if you are having difficulties with your gas and electric bills. You can get other grants and benefits too.