Keeping warm in winter
Keeping yourself warm in winter is very important, especially for older people. More people fall ill in cold weather, and some of the illnesses, such as pneumonia and bronchitis, can be fatal.
The following organisations and services may help you during the winter months.
Keep warm keep well
Information and advice about how to stay well in winter by keeping warm and what financial support is available.
Keep warm keep well (takes you to the external Directgov website).
Winter Fuel Payments
If you have reached the qualifying age you may get a Winter Fuel Payment to help pay for keeping warm in winter. Winter Fuel Payment (takes you to the external Directgov website).
Energy supplier price comparison service
You may be able to save money by changing your energy supplier. Energy Supplier Price Comparison (takes you to the external Consumer Focus website).
Energy Saving Trust advice centres
You can get free, impartial and expert advice about making your home more energy efficient from your local Energy Saving Trust advice centre. Local Energy Saving Advice (takes you to the external Energy Saving Trust website).
The Energy Assistance Package
This is a package to help maximise incomes, reduce fuel bills and improve the energy efficiency of homes. It replaces the Central Heating and Warm Deal programmes. Energy Assistance Package (takes you to the external Energy Saving Trust website).