If you're struggling to pay your energy bills this winter, help is available.
Every home should be warm and safe, but for many households in the UK, the reality is very different.
The cost of living is at its highest level in a decade, with household energy bills being the largest expense. The recent gas crisis has pushed energy bills up by well over £200 since last winter and they’re expected to rise again early in 2022.
At the same time, those with the least money have seen their incomes plummet by over £1,000 a year.
If you are finding it difficult to stay warm this winter or need help to pay your energy bills, there is help available, wherever you are in the UK.
If you live in Scotland, please get in touch with Home Energy Scotland online or by calling 0808 808 2282. Their advisors can refer you to the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme to help with heating your home.
One person who received help after receiving an unexpected energy bill is June McNamara, an 80-year-old living on her own in South Lanarkshire. Read more about her experience of getting help to keep her home warm.