Veronika was one of the mums in the Parent and Baby group at The Curve Library Slough that Helen visited to deliver a talk, run by Slough Health Visitors.
Veronika is a single parent on maternity leave with an 8 month old son. After listening to the talk Helen gave on all aspects of saving home energy costs, Veronika applied for the Warm Home Discount of £140, as her income was under £16,010 per year. After her Warm Home Discount came through, Veronika was able to do a cost comparison and switch supplier to save money.
”The £140 I have saved from claiming the Warm Home Discount will come in handy, since my statutory maternity pay has just ended and I am not back at work yet. So literally every penny counts. I definitely feel more relaxed having the heating on and not being worried about a bill coming through. If I didn’t have a baby, I would use heating more sporadically, but I want him to be comfy so I use heating in his room even at night. I’m a single parent so I really appreciate all the saving tips I got from you. Overall, it has been very useful (the advice).”
”I just did the comparison, and I can save £199 per year by switching to a supplier who too offers Warm Home Discount. That’s a significant amount of money! Since I had a baby my electricity usage (and bill) has doubled – combination of heating an extra room and using way more electricity now. So saving this money means I don’t struggle too much paying my bills. Many thanks for tips and great savings – much appreciated!”
BCF’s Surviving Winter Fund focuses on raising funds to support projects just like this one, to find out more visit the Surviving Winter page.