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Help is available with winter fuel bills

As thoughts turn to cold winter nights and the higher heating bills that go with them Islwyn MP, Chris Evans wants people to know help is available.

Every year people across the country struggle with the cost of heating their homes. The MP for Islwyn, is encouraging his constituents to find out whether they could be eligible for help paying their heating bills.

There are lots of schemes available that provide grants and discounts for heating bills such as; Cold Weather Payments, the Warm Home Discount Scheme and Winter fuel payments.

Those worried about their energy bills can contact Nest for advice and support. Some households are also eligible for free energy efficiency improvements, such as a new boiler or insulation. Those who need help from Nest can call 0808 808 2244 or visit nest’s website

People should also check whether they are getting the best deal with their energy supplier, compare energy prices between suppliers and switch if they find a better deal elsewhere.

Mr Evans said ‘I know that some of my constituents will be worried about how they are going to pay their heating bills this winter. Those worried about the cost of winter bills should know that practical advice and support is available.

‘Everyone deserves a warm home and there are plenty of steps that can be taken to make it more affordable’