The cost of living crisis means that you may be struggling with your energy bills.
This page provides information on national and local support to help with your monthly bills, plus guidance on how you can make your home more energy efficient longer term.
Help with your monthly energy bills
The Government’s Help for Households website details nationally led support for energy bills.
This includes the Energy Bill Support Scheme, which is giving every household £400 (spread over monthly payments from October 2022 to March 2023) towards their energy bills. If you pay your bill by direct debit payments this will be paid automatically.
If you are on a pre-payment meter then you need to redeem your vouchers. Vouchers are only valid for 90 days so you need to redeem vouchers as soon as possible. Find out more on the Help for Households website below.
Help to make your home more energy efficient
Making improvements to your home can help make your home more energy efficient and reduce your monthly bills.
You can also contact the Local Energy Advice Partnership. This is a free service that offers help and support to keep you warm and reduce your energy bills.
Support from your local council
Your local council may also be able to offer support around energy and energy saving advice:
- Affordable Warmth and Energy Efficiency (Bolton Care & Repair)
- Financial help to keep your home warm (Bury Council)
- Help with energy bills (Manchester City Council)
- Help to heat your home (Oldham Council)
- Free home improvements and energy advice (Rochdale Council)
- Improve energy efficiency in the home • Salford City Council
- Improving energy efficiency in Stockport - Stockport Council
- Energy Saving Grants and Funding (Tameside Council)
- Make your home more energy efficient (Trafford Council)
- Warm homes (Wigan Council)