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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

Friday 2nd December marks Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.

Fuel poverty can occur when a household has a low income and is unable to heat their house and with the current cost of living crisis, many households may struggle this year.

Cold winters and lack of sufficient heating can lead to severe health issues in elderly and vulnerable. This can include increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, asthma and respiratory diseases and increased hospital admissions.

Illness can also affect families and children. This may result in children missing days of school, or parents unable to work as much.

Switched On Gosport offers numerous schemes and offers to help households in Gosport heat and energise your homes. Schemes available include:

These schemes are available to a wide range of households and thousands of Gosport residents are eligible to benefit. Find out more by clicking on the links above, or call our freephone advice line on 0800 804 8601.

There is also Government support available to help with the recent sharp increases in fuel bills. Learn more about the energy price guarantee, cost of living payments and other Government schemes here.

Gosport Borough Council has produced a leaflet with information about local services that can provide more general cost of living support. You can read the online version, or printed copies are available at the Town Hall in Gosport High Street, the Discovery Centre in Gosport High Street, Citizens Advice Gosport in Pavilion Way, Elson Community Library and Hub in Chantry Road, Lee Hub in Lee-on-the-Solent High Street, Gosport Voluntary Action in Pavilion Way and FirstLight Trust in Gosport High Street.

Friday 2nd December marks Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.

Fuel poverty can occur when a household has a low income and is unable to heat their house and with the current cost of living crisis, many households may struggle this year.

Cold winters and lack of sufficient heating can lead to severe health issues in elderly and vulnerable. This can include increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, asthma and respiratory diseases and increased hospital admissions.

Illness can also affect families and children. This may result in children missing days of school, or parents unable to work as much.

Switched On Gosport offers numerous schemes and offers to help households in Gosport heat and energise your homes. Schemes available include:

These schemes are available to a wide range of households and thousands of Gosport residents are eligible to benefit. Find out more by clicking on the links above, or call our freephone advice line on 0800 804 8601.

There is also Government support available to help with the recent sharp increases in fuel bills. Learn more about the energy price guarantee, cost of living payments and other Government schemes here.

Gosport Borough Council has produced a leaflet with information about local services that can provide more general cost of living support. You can read the online version, or printed copies are available at the Town Hall in Gosport High Street, the Discovery Centre in Gosport High Street, Citizens Advice Gosport in Pavilion Way, Elson Community Library and Hub in Chantry Road, Lee Hub in Lee-on-the-Solent High Street, Gosport Voluntary Action in Pavilion Way and FirstLight Trust in Gosport High Street.