Winter Fuel Payment Older people can get between £100 and £300 from the Government to help with heating bills. To find out if you are eligible, go to the Winter Fuel Payment page of the Gov.uk website or call the Winter Fuel Helpline on,Telephone: 03459 15 15 15
Telephone from outside the UK: +44 (0)191 218 7777
Textphone: 0345 606 0285
Textphone from outside the UK: +44 (0)191 218 7280
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
Cold Weather Payment If you are on certain benefits, you may be able to get a Cold Weather Payment. Contact your local Jobcentre or go to the Cold Weather Payment page of the Gov.uk website to find out if you are eligible.
Warm Home Discount The Warm Home Discount is an annual £140 rebate on energy bills for people who get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit and for some low-income households. To find out more, go to the Warm Home Discount page of the Gov.uk website or call 0345 603 9439 Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Fuel Direct scheme If you are receiving benefits or pension credits and are in debt to your energy supplier, you may be able to have your payments taken directly from your benefits. Go to the Help paying bills using your benefits page of the Gov.uk website to find out more. You can also contact your local Jobcentre or call the Pension Service on 0800 731 7898 to see if you are eligible. If you have been disconnected or are being threatened with disconnection, call the West Sussex CAB on 0344 477 1171 or go to the Adviceguide website.
Grants for home improvements Grants and offers, such as free insulation and money for heating improvements, may be available to help you make your home warmer and more energy efficient.
In West Sussex, a council partnership called Your Energy Sussex can provide help towards a new boiler and insulation through a scheme for households on low incomes and receiving certain benefits. Contact 1 Green Place on 0800 035 5608 for more information and to see whether you are eligible.
Alternatively you can call the free Simple Energy Advice Service on 0800 444202, Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm for information or look at the Grants and support England page of the Simple Energy Advice website.