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Keep your home warmer this winter

The Warm Home Discount is a Government scheme giving qualifying households £140 credit into their electricity accounts. The discount can be applied to energy accounts from October until the end of March 2020.

Horsham District Council urges local people concerned about keeping their homes warm this winter, or, paying energy bills to apply promptly for the Warm Home Discount.

If you receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, you are part of the ‘core group’ and should get the Warm Home Discount automatically. If you’re on a low income you could also meet your energy supplier’s criteria. Pre-payment meters and pay-as-you-go meters are included in the scheme.

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing Cllr Tricia Youtan said:

“With the colder weather returning, people are turning their heating back on and thoughts turn to heating costs. Some of our residents may be worried about the cost of their energy bills.

“The Warm Home Discount, can really help with heating costs during the colder months. “ But there is a limited amount of money available and it can get allocated quickly so I would urge you to apply as soon as you can”.

The Warm Home Discount is different from the winter fuel payment, which all people of pensionable age receive. Unfortunately the scheme for Park Home residents has already reached capacity and is not accepting new applications. However Park Home residents buying electricity from their site owner can register to receive notifications when next years’ scheme opens https://www.parkhomeswhd.com/

To apply for the Warm Homes Discount go to your energy company’s website.  More information is available at www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme

Alternatively you can call the Warm Home Discount team on 0800 731 0214.

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