Age UK – Keep well this winter – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/keep-well-this-winter/ – includes ‘Staying well this winter’ video with top tips plus ‘Winter wrapped up’ guide.
Ageing well – Grocery vouchers – Ageing Well can issue grocery vouchers to people who are 50+ and are struggling financially due to the increase in cost of living. This support is available until March 31 2023 or until the vouchers run out. Call: 01273 322948; Text: 07770 061072; firstname.lastname@example.org
Arch Healthcare – Free support for fuel poverty and other essential costs – https://archhealthcare.uk/arch-news/fuel-poverty/ – lists support services in Brighton & Hove for people struggling with fuel/essential bills.
Brighton & Hove City Council – £150 Energy Boost Payments – https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/energy-boost-payments – you can check if you are eligible for this discretionary payment, how to get it (and how to donate it to the Brighton & Hove Cost of Living Crisis Appeal if you wish to).
Brighton & Hove City Council – Cost of Living Support – Warm Welcome Directory – https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/cost-living-support/warm-welcome-indoor-activities-and-warm-places-go-winter – lists indoor activities and warm places to go this winter.
Brighton & Hove City Council – Get emergency help with food, energy bills and other essentials – https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/benefits/help-and-support/get-emergency-help-food-energy-bills-and-other-essentials – you can find out how to apply for vouchers for groceries, heating, essentials and emergencies.
Brighton & Hove City Council – Help if you’re worried about money – https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/household-support-fund – extra help available this winter for households that are struggling financially.
Brighton & Hove City Council – Winter Weather – https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/parking-and-travel/roads-and-highways/winter-weather – advice and support, for example ‘How to keep your home warm’.
Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative (BHESCo) – Energy bill support and advice – https://bhesco.co.uk/blog/energy-bill-crisis-what-help-is-available-sussex – includes information about the Warm Home Discount scheme.
GOV.UK – Cold Weather Plan for England (also as easy-read version) – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cold-weather-plan-cwp-for-england – you can register here to have cold weather alerts sent to your e-mail address.
NHS – How to stay well in winter (also available in easy-read, large print, audio or British Sign Language) – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-health/keep-warm-keep-well/ – for advice if you feel unwell, how to get vaccines and keep your home warm.
Sussex Health & Care – Help Us Help You This Winter – https://www.sussex.ics.nhs.uk/your-care/help-us-help-you-this-winter/ – information about local health provision.