Help and advice during cold weather

We have noticed an increase in enquiries from people worried about how pay their fuel bills and keep warm during the cold weather.

With the freezing weather we have been having we all need to run our heating for longer in order to keep warm and well – the ideal temperature for the home is between 18 and 20 degrees.  Obviously fuel is expensive and many people are worried about how to pay their bills when budgets are already stretched.  Kris, our dedicated Warm Homes Adviser can help with advice on winter benefits, the warm home discount scheme, energy efficiency, affordable warm and home improvement grants, switching energy suppliers and the priority services register.  If you are on certain benefits, you may also be entitled to a cold weather payment in very cold weather.

For free, independent advice, please call us on 01799 618858, email or visit and search ‘COLD’.  You can also download a copy of ‘Keeping Warm in Uttlesford‘, or pick one up from from doctors surgeries, day centres, libraries and council offices across the district.