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Helping you stay warm this winter

Published: 15 September 2021

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Getting your home more energy efficient

Are you struggling to keep your home warm? You might be eligible for support to get your home more energy efficient.

Turning the heating on is a simple step to stay warm, but some of us find it hard to keep our home warm and are faced with high energy bills. If you're struggling and worried about keeping warm this winter, then support is available.

Surrey County Council are working in partnership with Action Surrey and HEAT Surrey to help households reduce their energy bills through a range of home energy saving upgrades, grants and free energy efficiency advice.

Grant funding available

If you think you or someone you know is living in a poorly heated home, receive benefits, have a low income or have certain health conditions made worse by the cold, then you/they could be eligible for some grant funding to help your/their home be more energy efficient. All that can be arranged through a network of trusted local installers.

Low income households may also be eligible for a Green Jump Surrey grant of up to £10k per home for energy efficiency measures and green heating measures which will push down energy bills. Green Jump Surrey funding, from Government and Surrey County Council, is available until March 2022.

How can I reduce my energy bills?

There are several ways you can help tackle high bills and still keep warm, such as cavity wall and loft insulation. You may be eligible for some payments available from the Government, such as the winter fuel payment and cold weather payment. These should be paid to qualifying residents automatically. Telephone 0800 731 0160.

Staying safe, warm and well

Age UK Surrey provide information to help people stay safe, warm and well in the Winter. This includes money saving tips and further advice on benefits and grants, advocacy and counselling. Check out Healthy Surrey for information on keeping well this winter as well as lots more information on health and wellbeing.

What next?

To speak to an advisor or to find out more, visit the Action Surrey website or call 0800 783 2503. If you live in Runnymede you can visit the HEAT Surrey website or call 01784 653635 for support in your local area.

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