Last year, when the cost of living was at its highest level in a decade, household energy bills were one of the largest expenses.
According to Mind, the charity’s Infoline saw an increase in calls from people talking about problems with money since summer 2021.
People were also calling Mind with worries about eviction, making choices about what to spend money on (particularly on food or heating), benefit deductions, and an increase in utility costs.
Now, as we approach winter 2023, people are understandably worried about their finances and getting into debt again.
If you need to know what to do about your finances this winter then Citizens Advice can help. Its advice covers everything from the type of grants available, to setting up a payment plan with your energy supplier.