Heating your home to at least 18°C (65°F) is important for your health. This is especially true if you are 65 or over, have reduced mobility, or have an existing health condition such as heart or lung disease.
Advice is available and it’s worth checking to see if you qualify for a discount on your energy bills.
Information on all the energy bill support available from the government can be found on the GOV.UK help with your energy bills page.
If you’re eligible for benefits and are struggling to pay for food, energy and other essential costs, you may be able to get extra help through the council’s Local Discretionary Social Fund.
Help for Households
The government’s Help for Households website has information on what support is available to help with the cost of living and how to save money on your energy bills.
Advice and support – Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP)
LEAP is a free service that is helping people keep warm and reduce their energy bills without costing them any money.
LEAP works in partnership with the council and has helped lots of people in Brighton & Hove reduce their energy bills. Advisors can:
- give practical advice on heating systems and saving energy
- fit free energy saving kit in your home (such as lightbulbs and draught-proofing)
- check if you are eligible for insulation or a new boiler
- arrange a free, confidential money advice telephone call to help with benefits, debt and other money problems.
To book a free energy advice phone call or home visit:
- phone 0800 060 7567
- visit the LEAP website