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Help Paying Your Bills

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The cost of bills and other essentials is rising. If you’re struggling with money, there are steps you can take to save on your regular living costs.


Utilities

Gas and electricity bills are rising. If you’re struggling to keep up with your payments, there is help available. Visit the links below for specialist support and advice:

 

Household Support Fund

Financial support available from end of May 2022 for:

  • Derby households with families who are eligible for free school meals
  • Derby households with a pensioner in receipt of Council Tax Support (CTS)
  • Online applications available to Derby residents.

For more information visit: https://www.derby.gov.uk/education-and-learning/extra-curricular-activities/derby-haf/household-support-fund, or call 01332 640000.

 

Stay warm this winter

Cold weather guidance

There are some simple steps to getting ready for winter weather. Planning ahead can really help you and your family when the cold sets in.

For more information visit: https://www.derby.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/cold-weather/


Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 26 September 1955 you could get between £100 and £300 to help you pay your heating bills.

For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment


Warm Home Discount Scheme

You could get money off your electricity or gas bill under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme