Saving money and staying warm and well

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

They will give you ideas and tips about how to save money and stay warm and well.

The Aldingbourne Trust has put a range of guidance and resources together on “How to make the most of your money”.

This includes practical advice on subjects such as how to budget, how to save money and how to avoid fraud.

Go to the resource here

Pathways has produced an easy read guide to support people in the north west around water and power cuts.

The guide is here

The NHS and Public Health England have published their annual Stay Well This Winter leaflet.

It has hints and tips and information about Winter flu and coronavirus boosters.

Read the easy read leaflet here

The government has written guidance on getting extra payments to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits.

Read the guidance here

The government has launched the 2022/23 Warm Home Discount Scheme.

Low income households who are eligible will get £150.

Find out more here

Do the government checker to see if you are eligible

Change has shared an easy read resource about how to stay warm.

See Change’s guide here (via Twitter)

Keyring has shared a template to help people to do their budget.

It can help you to keep up to date with how much you are spending on bills. And where you might be able to save money in your budget.

The My Life My Choice Champions have made a guide to the cost of living crisis.

It includes links to other organisations that can help, such as local foodbanks in Oxfordshire.

The Hft Family Carer Support Service has written a guide called Money Matters.

The guide is about how to support someone with their finances.

Mencap has shared lots of resources about the cost of living.

The Local Government Association has a cost of living hub of resources.

These are mainly for councils to support their residents with the rise in the cost of living but might also be helpful to others.

Gary Bourlet, Membership and Engagement Lead, wrote a blog with ideas about how to save money.

Read Gary’s blog here

Dimensions has made an easy read guide on how to save money.

You might find some good ideas there to help you.

The government is introducing Broadband ‘social tariffs’.

This should help broadband providers offer eligible people cheaper deals for the internet.

The ‘Warm Well Families: Rotherham’ research has some useful information about fuel poverty and staying warm and well.

It is not in easy read.

The  ‘Being Warm Being Happy’ partnership research project explores if adults with learning disabilities are keeping warm at home and their levels of fuel poverty.

Cornwall People First made an easy read guide to staying well for winter.

Some of it is about Coronavirus.

But it has some good ideas about how to eat well and stay warm.