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Remember - if you are struggling, you are not alone and there is no shame in asking for help. Everyone needs a little bit of extra support at some point in their lives. 

Tips to save energy 

There are lots of small actions you can take to help save energy and cut your energy bills:  

  • Turn appliances off standby mode  
  • Turn off lights when you're not using them, or when you leave a room 
  • Replace the lights in your home with LED bulbs 
  • Wash your clothes in cooler water (for example, switch to a 30 degree wash)  
  • Turn your thermostat down - even just turning it down by one degree could help cut bills by around four per cent, according to Money Saving Expert  
  • Draught-proof your windows and doors - the Energy Saving Trust has useful tips 
  • Reduce how long you spend in the shower  
  • Avoid overfilling the kettle and only boil the amount of water you need  
  • If you have a dishwasher, only run it when it's full  
  • Use the 'eco' setting on appliances like your dishwasher, washing machine or boiler 
  • Unplug your charger once a device, like your phone or laptop, is fully charged 
  • Use the microwave instead of the oven if you can when cooking  

The Energy Saving Trust has useful tips for how to save energy on a budget.  

View more practical and simple energy-saving tips to save you money.


Find out what benefits and financial support you may be able to get

Use the government's online tool to find out what support you might be able to get to help with your living costs. You can get benefits and other financial support if you're eligible.

Check what benefits and financial support you can get

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