Resources for keeping safe and warm this Winter

Age UK – 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;

Arch Healthcare – Free support for fuel poverty and other essential costs – lists support services in Brighton & Hove for people struggling with fuel/essential bills.  

Brighton & Hove City Council – £150 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  – lists indoor activities and warm places to go this winter.

Brighton & Hove City Council – Get emergency help with 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 – extra help available this winter for households that are struggling financially.

Brighton & Hove City Council – 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 – includes information about the Warm Home Discount scheme.

GOV.UK – Cold Weather Plan for England (also as easy-read version) – – 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) – – for advice if you feel unwell, how to get vaccines and keep your home warm.

Sussex Health & Care – Help Us Help You This Winter – information about local health provision.