Help with the cost of utilities

WARM HOME DISCOUNT - 0800 731 0214: £140 off your electricity bill if you receive pension credit, have a child under 5 and receive universal credit or receive disability credit.

WINTER FUEL PAYMENT - £150-£300 payment for people born before 1953.

COLD WEATHER PAYMENTS - If the weather is predicted to be below zero degrees for seven days you may be eligible for a £35 grant if you receive other benefits.

SOUTHERN WATER: Social tariff available if you have an income below 16,385, three children living at home, someone in your home has a medical condition that increases water consumpation 0800 952 4000. Capping scheme, funding schemes and tariffs for single people available.