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Getting you ready for winter

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We know that life can be more expensive for disabled people, and when money is tight, it can be hard to lower your energy use without feeling the impact elsewhere. Right now you might feel like you've done everything you can to save money, but we want to make sure everyone knows what help is out there and can access the support they need. Our aim is to make your winter as comfy and worry-free as possible.

You can make sure you're doing all you can to prepare for winter by:
  • Reaching out to Scope to make sure you're getting all the support, grants, and cost of living payments you're entitled to, just head over to our website.
  • Speaking to your utility supplier if you're struggling with utility bills or worried about your next payment. They're there to help you figure out an affordable plan to clear any debts. Plus, they can clue you in on discounts, grants, and special programs you might be eligible for.
  • Taking advantage of our team-up with the IE hub, a free online tool designed to help you manage your household budget. It's a handy way to take charge of your finances and tackle any debts you might have. They also offer a benefits checker to see if you're missing out on any payments you should be receiving.
  • Installing a Smart meter to keep an eye on your energy usage and receive accurate bills.
  • Signing up for the Priority Services Register. By doing so, you'll receive extra support from your energy and water companies. This could include accessible formats, assistance with meter readings, or help during a power outage.
  • Reading up about carbon monoxide and how to keep your home safe. Your safety matters!


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