Energy Bills

The resources on this page are from Learning Disability England members and partner organisations.

They will give you ideas and tips about energy bills like electric and gas bills.

Ofgem has announced a new code of practice banning the forced installation of Prepayment meters (PPMs) for people with severe health conditions.

You can read more about the code of practice on the Disability Rights UK website.

Go to the Disability Rights UK website

Easy News from United Response has made a new story about the Government’s Energy Price Guarantee.

It has information about ex Prime Minister Liz Truss’s announcement.

And extra information about help for disabled people.

Most households will be entitled to a £400 energy bill discount through the Energy Bill Support Scheme.

Find out more about the Energy Bill Support Scheme here

The government has also released some information on applying for energy bill support if you do not get it automatically.

You can read that here

Community Integrated Care has developed Taking Charge, specially tailored to the home-life and working routines of people who work in social care, and the people they support.

Taking Charge offers free interactive webinars and accessible

Providers, groups and paid supporter organisations may want to be aware of the government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme.

This will cut energy prices for businesses, charities and public sector organisations such as schools and hospitals for 6 months from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Keyring has made an easy read guide called Top Tips for saving money on your energy bills.

It includes information about getting put on your energy provider’s Priority Services Register.

OFGEM has published guidance on how to make sure you are on the Priority Services Register.

This is a free support service to help people in vulnerable situations.

Citizen’s Advice have put together tips on how to reduce gas and electric bills and how to find out if there are grants you can apply for to help you.

Speak Up self advocacy have made some easy read resources called My Home My Energy.

It has lots of ideas about what you can do to manage your gas, electricity and water bills.

Speak Up have also shared some useful resources about smart meters.

Disability Horizons has spoken to lots of energy companies about how they are supporting their customers in this time.