DDC PRESS RELEASE: A home energy MOT could help keep you warm and save money

Carry out your own home energy MOT

How to keep warm and save money

Let's talk about energy! The kind of energy that we rely on day in, day out to cook our food, heat our homes and live our lives.  

It's Energy Saving Week and we're encouraging local residents to carry out their own 'home energy MOT' to see what financial support, grants and discounts are available.

Taking the time to read through our energy pages could help keep you warm and save you money.  

Are you receiving the extra payments you're entitled to?

The Winter Fuel Payment – is money from the Government to help pay your energy bills in winter (you will get this if you were born on or before 25 September 1957)

The Warm Home Discount Scheme - gives you £150 off your electricity bill if you are on a low income.

The Cost of Living payment - you may be able to get a payment to help with the cost of living if you’re receiving certain benefits or tax credits.

Dover Deal and District Citizens Advice can help with your fuel bills and financial planning. Please call 0800 144 8848 or 01304 202442. 

Could you be eligible for an energy efficiency grant?

If your home has inadequate heating or is lacking insulation, we may be able to help through grant funded schemes.

These schemes are focused on helping residents on a low income with a vulnerability to living in a cold home due to age/health conditions or in receipt of certain benefits.

Find out more on our grant schemes page

Are you part of the Armed Forces Community?

The Royal British Legion, the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting the Armed Forces community, offer a grant scheme for veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

The initiative will provide non-repayable emergency grants of up to £2,400 a year (£200 a month) and is available across the UK.

For information about the scheme visit their website For further information about the different schemes on offer, and for Top tips on how we can all reduce our carbon footprint, visit www.dover.gov.uk/energy

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