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 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

Further support is also available for eligible residents through the council’s Disabled Facilities Grants, including Warm Safe Home Grants

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.

You can also 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 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: