Posted by Kat Heath on 03 Oct 2022

As we are all aware, the current energy and cost of living crisis is putting a huge amount of pressure and anxiety on many families throughout the area.

The government have recently announced prices are being frozen for the next two years, and in addition to this, every household will be receiving a discount of £400 on their gas and electricity bills over the winter time which will be paid over a six month time period.

However, as we know many households are struggling to cope with the consistent increases that have already taken place.  The demand on Foodbanks and rising cost of energy is a big indicator of this.

What locally is being done about the cost of energy crisis?

In response to the cost of living crisis, Local MP, Chris Grayling has been working alongside Epsom and Ewell Citizens Advice Bureau and Good Company, who run five food banks in the Epsom area to help run an initiative to help those locally in need of energy support this winter.

The Epsom and Ewell Energy Support Scheme will offer urgent financial support for those locally struggling to pay their energy bills. It will also offer advice on how to reduce your household energy bills moving forward.
For example helping those struggling with bills with the purchase of more energy efficient appliances or helping aid them with insulation for their homes.

Chris Grayling states:

‘Part of the solution to the crisis is to improve energy efficiency for those who are struggling to pay their bills. But all too often people either do not know what solutions are available’

How can I help those in need this winter?

To help support this local initiative, Epsom and Ewell Energy Support are asking local households who have less difficulty paying for their energy bills to donate their £400 support payments to the scheme. This in turn can be used to help the families that are struggling with rising costs.

If you are able to donate an alternative amount please visit the Just Giving site at

For any other information on the scheme or ways in which you can help, contact Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP on:
Phone: 01372 271 036

Kat xx

Kat Heath
Kat Heath is a qualified beauty therapist and a mum of two boys, Harry and Elliott.

Kat also has been a marketing ambassador and blogger for many on-line mummy sites as well as working as a therapist for Decleor, Clarins and Guinot within Selfridges, Peter Jones and John Lewis.

Her passions are fashion, interiors, wellbeing and food!

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