Bills and home costs
Get help with your bills or costs relating to your home
Money to help with food, bills, energy costs and other essentials
The Household Support Fund is now open for applications to help with food, energy, bills and other essential costs.
If you've applied for or received support between October 2022 and March 2023, you will now be able to apply again during this new round (started April 2023).
Help with your TV Licence
You could use the new Simple Payment Plan.
Qualifying customers can make fortnightly or monthly payments to spread cost of a TV Licence over 12 months. It means you make smaller payments more frequently, helping you to better manage your finances.
TV Licensing accepts referrals to the Simple Payment Plan from not-for-profit organisations such as charities.
There are other TV licence concessions, which you might be eligible for depending on your circumstances.
If you're vulnerable
Register for priority services with your water or gas suppliers in case services are interrupted this winter. It means you'll get extra help or priority if there are disruptions such as power cuts.
Vulnerable usually includes people who get their pension, have young children, are disabled, are pregnant or have a long-term medical condition.
Speak to someone for advice on bills
If you are struggling to pay your bills, contact One Front Door, a service led by Citizens Advice Wokingham.