The government has produced a leaflet called Helping Consumers With Energy : Help towards lower bills and warmer homes.
The government's website tells allows you to find out whether you are eligible for help with your energy bills or to make your home more energy efficient.
Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly is a guide written specifically with older people in mind as they are some of the most vulnerable of the population during winter time. It shares practical tips on home insulation, helpful advice to stay healthy and warm during the cold.
MSE’s Academy of Money - Free course to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances. The course was written by The Open University, with MoneySavingExpert providing support and guidance.
Kensington and Chelsea
Homes4Health supports residents of Kensington and Chelsea who live in homes where there are problems with cold, poor insulation or damp, dangerous electrical installations, broken steps or banisters, or other issues which could pose a risk to the health of residents.
They can offer information and advice, and in some cases may be able to access grants to help you to improve the condition of your home.
A Warm Homes Advice Service is available to residents of Westminster, and provided by Groundwork. Green Doctors offer energy advice, small measures (draught proofing/changing light-bulbs), and potentially larger measures e.g. insulation. The service is available to anyone over the age of 65, on a low income or who has a long-term health condition or disability. The Green Doctors will also explain how to make your home energy efficient, install energy saving devices and offer impartial advice on switching energy providers.
The City of Westminster also has a Home Improvement Agency, which supports residents to maintain independence and live comfortably and safely in their own homes. This includes providing assistance with repairs, improvements and adaptations in your home as well as specific grants for helping victims of burglary and domestic violence.
If you would like to receive independent advice on housing, or on benefits, legal issues, accessing care and support, your rights as a carer, and a range of other issues, then you can contact Citizens Advice Westminster