Help to heat your home
Help to reduce energy bills and stay warm in winter.
Help with money problems
If you are experiencing financial hardship during these particularly difficult times there is somewhere to turn for help and advice.
Household Support Fund
Help for vulnerable people and families to get warm clothing and bedding, support if your struggling but aren't eligible for benefits, essential items for the elderly including food and fuel payments.
Free school meals
If you are on a low income or claiming benefits you may be entitled to free school meals.
Emergency food for local people in crisis.
Local Welfare Provision
You may be eligible for Local Welfare Provision to help you meet short-term emergency or immediate support needs or establish or maintain a home in the community.
Energy Price Guarantee
The Energy Price Guarantee protects customers from increases in energy costs by limiting the amount suppliers can charge.
Energy Bills Support Scheme
The Energy Bills Support Scheme provides a £400 non-repayable discount to eligible households to help with their energy bills over winter 2022 to 2023.
- Getting the Energy Bills Support Scheme discount - GOV.UK website
Winter Fuel Payment
If you were born before 26 September 1956 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills.
- Winter Fuel Payment - GOV.UK website
Cold Weather Payment
You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest.
- Cold Weather Payment - GOV.UK website
Help for households
Government help, advice and support with the cost of living crisis.
- Help for households - GOV.UK website
Help paying your water bill
Help and support to pay your water bill:
- Difficulty paying your bill? - United Untilities website
Home Improve Loan
If you are a homeowner on a low income, you may be able to use some of the value in your home for essential repairs and improvements.
Disabled Facilities Grant
A grant for adaptations to let you live safely and independently in your home.
Fair Home Contents Insurance
Home contents insurance scheme for OHIP tenants.
Extra Care Register
Help and advice on saving energy, information on powercuts and support if you have reached your state pension age, are disabled or have a long-term medical condition.
- Extra Care Register - Electricity North West website.