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.

This could be from us or across our local voluntary sector. Use the online referral form via the button below, or call 0808 278 7958, Monday to Friday. 

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