Get help with energy bills

Advice about how to save energy and check if you can get a discount on your energy bills.

Heating your home to at least 18°C (65°F) is important for your health. This is especially true if:

  • you're 65 or over
  • you have reduced mobility
  • you have an existing health condition such as heart or lung disease

You may qualify for a discount on your energy bills. Find out about energy bill support available from the government.

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 Brighton & Hove City Council's Local Discretionary Social Fund

Further support is available for eligible residents through our:

Help for Households 

The government’s Help for Households website has information on:

  • what support is available to help with the cost of living
  • how to save money on your energy bills

You can visit Ofgem’s website for the latest energy advice, support and information. 

Advice and support – Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) 

LEAP is a free service that helps people keep warm and reduce their energy bills without costing them any money.

LEAP works in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council. LEAP has helped lots of people in Brighton & Hove reduce their energy bills. Advisors can:

  • give practical advice on heating systems and saving energy
  • fit a free energy-saving kit in your home (such as lightbulbs and draught-proofing)
  • check if you're eligible for insulation or a new boiler

Advisors can arrange a free, confidential money advice telephone call. They can help you with benefits, debt and other money problems.

To book a free energy advice phone call or home visit: