Government support to help keep your home warm this winter

As the temperatures start to go down and the energy bills go up, you might feel like you can’t afford to put the heating on.

If that’s you, there is support available for people claiming benefits or who have reached a certain age. Don’t miss out on the support that’s there for you. Read on for the different ways you can get support from the government to heat your home this winter.

The different types of government support available this winter
There are three schemes available to help you keep the heating on this winter:

  • Winter Fuel Payment
  • Warn Home Discount Scheme
  • Cold Weather Payment

There’s also a fourth scheme, the Affordable Warm Scheme, which is exclusive to Northern Ireland and designed to help you prepare your home for cold weather.

If you’ve explored all of these options, you don’t want to take on extra monthly commitments or deplete your savings, and you’re a homeowner over the age of 55, you might want to explore equity release as a means of accessing funds to heat your home, or to make your home more energy efficient in the long run.

Curious to see if equity release could be an option for you?


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