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Winter help

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Published: 11 December 2022

Many of us anticipate and fear a cold winter of financial stress. However, there are resource that can give some help — this help lists some of them.

Stay Well this Winter Leaflet

This helpful resource is updated annually and provides health information and guidance on how to stay well over the winter months.

Content includes advice on:

  • Getting the flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations; keeping warm
  • Fire safety at home; accessing NHS mental health support
  • Adequately stocking your medicine cabinet
  • Handwashing
  • Looking out for each other
  • Ways to access NHS services

Citizens Advice Cheshire East and North Home Energy

The Home Energy Support Fund is available to help people who are having difficulty paying for their domestic fuel to feel able to turn their heating on.

Funds have been made available through Cheshire East Council and this is added to by local people making voluntary donations through Just Giving: justgiving.com/campaign/CACNHomeEnergySupportFundOpens in a new window.

To qualify the client must:

  • Be a resident of Cheshire East
  • Be unable to pay their domestic fuel bills
  • Be in short-term hardship causing a suspension of any regular income, eg. loss of employment, delay or suspension of welfare benefit payment, relationship breakdown etc.
  • Be able to demonstrate that they have contracted with a utility company for domestic fuel.
  • Be prepared to engage with us regarding better value with fuel costs.

The fund will provide a maximum of £100 per household towards heating costs.

The fund will provide a maximum of £100 per household towards heating costs.

Application is through a referral formOpens in a new window emailed to jill.walsh@citizensadvicecn.org.uk

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