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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.

Forthcoming Events

Generation Games Exhibition

Date:
27/04/2018 - 28/10/2018
Description:
This exhibition is a history of home computer games consoles throughout the ages

Claire Allain - Jewellery Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable "Sketches", like little mini contemporary paintings

Eighteen - The Lost Generation - Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916.Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served.

Katharina Klug - Craft Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter's wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction.
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