Practical and financial help
There are a number of organisations that can help with staying warm, cutting energy bills and giving advice on benefit entitlement.
If your heating has failed, Ealing’s Handyperson Service may be able to lend you a heater or help repair the boiler. To find out more, contact (020) 8825 6070 and choose option one.
To qualify, you must be:
over 60 or
a single parent in receipt of an income-related benefit living with child(ren) under 16.
Grants and benefits checks
The Home Heat Helpline is a free phone line for those struggling with their fuel bills. It offers advice on benefits, grants for free home insulation, reduced tariffs and special payment options your energy supplier provides:
Tel: freephone 0800 33 66 99, open 9am-8pm Mon-Fri and 10am-2pm on Saturdays
The Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre provides free and independent advice on general energy efficiency, tariff switching, renewable energy, and referrals to certain schemes. Contact them on:
Tel: 0300 123 1234