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Help with your fuel bills

With escalating fuel bills and changes to housing benefit, there has never been a better time for people to save money by installing energy efficient measures in their home or access support from energy suppliers.

Warm Home Discounts - What is it?

The Warm Homes Discount (WHD) is a new scheme funded by energy suppliers. It will provide approx £1.13 billion direct and indirect financial support to vulnerable energy consumers over the next four years. The WHD scheme separates eligible households into two groups – the 'Core' group and the 'Broader' group. Households in the core group will automatically receive discounts on their energy bill without having to take any actions. Support under the core group is targeted at older, poorer, pensioner households including:

  • 2011/12: Households in receipt of guarantee element of pension credit
  • 2012/13: Households in receipt of guarantee element of pension credit and over 80 and in receipt of savings element of pension credit
  • 2013/14: Households in receipt of guarantee element of pension credit and over 75 and in receipt of savings element of pension credit
  • 2014/15: All households in receipt of guarantee and savings element of pension credit.

Broader group eligibility criteria apply for each energy supplier. Households who feel they may qualify for the WHD under the broader group should submit an application directly to their energy supplier. Under the WHD scheme, suppliers have discretion over which household falls under their broader group criteria.

The WHD is available for both credit customers and pay-as-you-go (pre-payment meter customers).

Ring your energy provider and ask them about this scheme and to find out if you qualify.


Last Modified on: 05-11-2015

Forthcoming Events

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Winter Art Selling Exhibition 2017

Date:
06 - 21/12/2017
Description:
Pontypool Museum has its annual Winter Art Selling Exhibition in the Barker Gallery - a special exhibition by Members of the Museum who are all local artists!

Community Coffee Morning

Date:
13/12/2017
Description:
Every Wednesday 10 till 12, drop in for a cuppa, biscuit and a chat.

Crafting Club

Date:
13/12/2017
Description:
Bring your own favourite craft or learn something new whilst chatting with like minded crafters
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