Winter Watch is available to Reading residents who are on a low income and are over 60, or have very young children, a disability or health concerns, or who have never lived independently, or who struggle financially.
Winter Watch can:
- give general energy advice,
- explain energy bills and show how to submit meter readings,
- add residents to energy companies’ priority list,
- advise on smart meters and explain how they work,
- apply for the £140 warm homes discount,
- help switch energy suppliers,
- give emergency credit in times of crisis,
- help set up complicated heating timers,
- advise on running costs of household appliances,
- advise on pay-as-you-go meters and explaining what each screen means,
- help manage large energy debts,
- lend heating equipment,
- give guides on saving money and energy,
- help with draft-proofing.
You can apply for Winter Watch until 31 March 2019 by phoning the council on 01189 373747 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was originally published by the Reading Neighbourhood Network.
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