If you are struggling with your winter fuel costs, you should speak to your energy provider.
The Home Heat Helpline can help with payment schemes to spread the cost of heating and can speak to other organisations on your behalf. Free phone 0800 336 699
Age Cymru publish a fact sheet on Help with Heating in Wales which can be downloaded from their website
The Renewable Energy Centre website gives advice on measures you can take to save energy in the home, and can direct you to your local energy advice centre and Government initiatives. Go to www.therenewableenergycentre.co.uk
NEST is a Government scheme that may be able to help with home improvements in energy inefficient homes and gives tips for saving energy.
www.nestwales.org.uk Tel: 0808 808 22 44
If you are struggling with your energy use and/or are suffering with cold and damp related illnesses due to not having adequate heating and insulation, the Cosy Homes scheme may be able to help. You will need to be referred to the scheme by a partner organisation (e.g. Age Cymru, Local Authority, Social Services, Care and Repair) who has identified that you are risk of fuel poverty and may fall out of the standard eligibility criteria to access grants.
The Cosy Homes Advisor will be available to look at options, solutions, grants and funding that can be accessed to help finance the measures required, and will also support you through the process to ensure you are able to heat your home adequately and at a reasonable cost.
Tel: 01437 773300 email: firstname.lastname@example.org