Whilst the government have been providing financial support through energy suppliers, you may also be eligible for additional services that can help manage other financial challenges. NEP are here to advise you on how to maximise your income and lower your outgoings. Keep reading to find out about the additional support available.

To view our Additional Services checklist, click here or on the image below. Feel free to download it to your device to work through it in your spare time.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – This Government grant scheme means that gas and electricity companies are obligated to fit ECO measures, if you are eligible, you could receive financial support from your supplier. Find out more here.

Food Bank Vouchers – If you are struggling to afford the essentials, we can provide food bank vouchers to ensure that you are coping and not having to cut fundamental corners during these difficult times.

Benefit checks – we can offer support with applications for benefits, as well as hardship funds and crisis grants. Now more than ever, it is important that you are claiming the benefits that you are entitled to as it could increase your income as well as opt you in to schemes that the Government are rolling out.

Here is a free online benefits calculator to quickly check the benefits that you are entitled to.

The Priority Services Register – if you are eligible, we can register you for the PSR, a free service that offers priority support in emergencies, such as power cuts. It ensures that your energy provider knows that you somebody in your household is vulnerable, and offers a range of targeted support, such as a nominee scheme where you can elect someone trusted, such as your carer, to receive bills from your supplier.

The Severn Trent Big Difference scheme offers a bill reduction to any Severn Trent customer with a household income below £18,278 – offering up to 90% off your water bill. To save you time during the application process and to ensure that things run smoothly, we can complete the application on your behalf.

To find out more about the services above, call us on 0115 985 3009 and we can give you a helping hand

Listed below are additional services from other helpful organisations:

Cheaper Broadband and Phone Packages – Social tariffs are cheaper broadband and phone packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. Prices range from £10-£20 and you can switch free of charge. As the Cost-of-Living rises, more companies are offering social tariffs so that people can stay connected at a reduced cost. Find the organisations that can help here.

Fee-Free, Basic Bank Accounts – If you are struggling with your credit score and finding it difficult to get a bank account, you could get a ‘basic bank account’. They are fee-free and remove the risk of unintended overdrafts, making it easier to manage your finances. They are available through all mainstream banks. For more information, click here.

If you are renting your home, by law, landlords need to ensure the property is in a safe and healthy condition. If you are finding that your home is feeling too cold or damp, then your local authority can check the property’s health and safety standards. If they are not suitable, your landlord is required to fund improvements to your home.

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