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Cost of living support

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2. Help with energy costs

Warm Home Discount Scheme

The Warm home scheme will re-open in November 2022. If you qualify, you will receive £150 off your electricity bill. You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity.

Warm Home Discount Scheme


Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 25 September 1956 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills.

Winter Fuel Payment


Cold Weather Payment (Nov 2022)

You may get a cold weather payment if you’re getting certain benefits or support for mortgage interest.

You’ll get a payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celcius or below over 7 consecutive days, between 1 November and 31 March.

Cold Weather Payment


ECOE Home Energy Advisor

Get free energy assessments and advice to help you save money, energy and water in your home, provided by Exeter Community Energy.

Exeter Community Energy


Energy Saving Trust

Get energy advice to make your home more energy efficient, reduce your carbon emissions and lower your energy bills.

Energy Saving Trust


Martin Lewis' Money Saving Expert

Get energy saving tips and advice on what to do if you are struggling to pay your household bills.

Money Saving Expert


Citizen Advice Exeter

Get advice on a wide range of issues including energy supply matters.

Citizens Advice Exeter