Staying warm is so important for our wellbeing especially during the colder months, below we hope you’ll find a variety of useful information on the support available, including:
Shopping and food
Winter Watch fuel energy advice
Grants for white goods and furniture
Carers allowances and The Reading Family Carers Card
Savings on fuel costs from £28 to £300
If you need help understanding benefits CommuniCare can help you over the phone, in person or on email. CommuniCare support Reading people by offering information, advice and support – they work with people not issues.
Call 0118 9263941
Find out more on the CommuniCare website.
For help with; Universal Credit, Attendance Allowance, Bereavement Support Payment, Carer’s Allowance, Carer’s Credit, Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Help with your essential shopping needs
If you know someone who needs help with their basic shopping needs Age UK Berkshire can help anyone struggling
Call 0118 959 4242
Find out more about Age UK Easy Shop.
Are you unable to afford food for yourself or your family?
Asking for help is being in control. Food parcels and hot meals are available.
Are you on a low income, over 60, have young children, disability or health concern, struggling financially or unable to live independently?
Reading Borough Council’s Winter Watch Fuel Energy Advisor can help you stay safe and warm during the coldest parts of the year. The scheme is for council, private, owner-occupiers and housing association residents in Reading.
Call 0118 937 3747 for help with energy suppliers, cheaper tariffs, smart meters, DIY draught-proofing to help reduce heat loss, help setting timers and night storage heaters and lots more.
Find out more about Winter Watch.
White goods and furniture, grants available
Did you know there are grants available to help you purchase white goods and furniture?
You can easily search for the grants available at TURN2US.