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Cost of living help

If you’re finding the cost of living challenging, there are organisations who can help you. Our teams work closely with community groups and other charities to make sure Sanctuary residents can get extra support.

Our interactive map (see button below) may show some projects local to you. We update this map regularly so please check it again soon. To add a project to the map, please email us.

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Keeping your home warm

There are simple things you can do to reduce your energy bills, including:

  • Reduce your boiler flow to 60°C

  • Draught-proof your letter box, cat flap and keyholes

  • Move furniture away from radiators so they heat more of the room

  • Use draught excluders under doors, and keep doors closed whenever possible

  • Close your curtains in the evening to stop heat escaping

The government suggests keeping the temperature of your home between 18 and 20 degrees. If you have reduced mobility, are 65 or older, or have a health condition such as heart or lung disease, it’s best to heat your home to at least 18°C if you can afford to.