Help with staying warm
Warm Hubs at Idea Stores and libraries
Our Idea Stores and libraries will be hosting warm hubs for residents wanting a safe space to keep warm.
Refreshments including hot drinks, squash and biscuits will be available for service users. The warm hubs will also host board games sessions to keep residents entertained.
Staff will be on hand to signpost people to advice and support services.
- Chrisp Street
Monday – Friday, 11am - 5pm
Saturday, 11am - 4pm
Sunday, 12pm - 2pm
- Cubitt Town
- Bethnal Green
Monday – Thursday, 11am - 5pm
Saturday, 11am - 4pm
Warm Hubs at Community Centres
Pop down to a warm friendly centre near you and meet neighbours over a hot drink and refreshments.
Wigram House Community Centre, Wades Place, E14 0DA
12noon - 5pm
Keddlestone Walk Community Centre, Hollybush Gardens, E2 9QT
10am - 1pm
Saltwell Street Community Centre, Saltwell Street, E14 0DZ
2 - 7pm
- Glasshouse Community Centre, 161 Old Ford Road, E2 9QB
- Wynn Garrett Resource Centre Harpley Square, E1 4EA
- Cranbrook Community Centre Mace Street, E2 0RB
- Guild Room, Canton Street, E14 6JG
St Matthias Community Centre, Woodstock Terrace, E14 0EY
2pm - 7pm
For more information
Tel: 020 7364 7956
Energy saving tips
Check our tips on saving energy and money using your boilers and radiators.
The £2500 energy price cap explained:
The Government’s Energy Price Guarantee is not a total cap on what you pay, but a cap on the amount suppliers can charge for standing charges and unit rates.
Between 1 October 2022 and April 2023, the average UK household will pay £2500 per year for energy, but this is still dependent on usage.
If you use less energy you pay less, but if you use more you pay more. The previous Energy Price Guarantee was £1,971 a year, so it is likely you will still see an increase in costs from October.
Energy Bills Support Scheme Discount
All domestic households in the UK will receive a £400 payment from their energy supplier under the Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme. This will be credited to your energy bill from October 2022 and paid as £66 instalments over six months.
Grants from your energy supplier
Many major energy suppliers offer non-repayable grants to help reduce energy debt in households experiencing financial hardship. The schemes vary between companies, so you will need to get in contact with your energy supplier to check what they offer and who can apply.
Warm Home Discount
The Warm Home Discount provides a one-off £150 reduction on your electricity bills between October and March if you are at risk of fuel poverty.
The government tells suppliers which qualifying customers to apply the discount to, so the discount will be automatically applied to those eligible.
To find out if you qualify, you can call the Warm Home Discount team between 14 November 2022 and 31 March 2023.
Call 0800 731 0160 for more information.
Winter Fuel Payment
All residents in receipt of state pension should automatically receive a Winter Fuel Payment between £250 and £600 to help with heating costs. This includes a Pensioner Cost of Living Payment. Visit the winter fuel GOV.UK page for more information.
Cold Weather Payment
Residents in receipt of certain benefits could get a £25 payment to cover extra heating costs if the temperature drops below freezing seven days in a row.
After each period of very cold weather in your area, you should get a payment within 14 working days into the same bank account as your benefit payments.
Draught proof windows and doors by blocking gaps. Preventing heat loss this way can save around £125 a year.
Warmer Homes Scheme
The Mayor of London’s Warmer Homes programme provides free heating, insulation and ventilation improvements for low-income homeowners and private tenants.
Grants of up to £25,000 are available, depending on your energy efficiency rating, your tenure, and your current fuel type (i.e., gas, electricity, oil or LPG).