UK Carers Cost of Living Crisis: Save on Your Winter Bills

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In the words of Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming for Carers UK. As the colder months slowly creep towards us and the dreaded fear of Carers Cost of Living Increase 2022 hits harder than ever, we are all looking for ways to save where possible. 

It can be challenging to know how to save money, especially during a cost-of-living crisis. But it is important to remember that there is support out there. From discounts to savvy shopping tips, here we have outlined some simple ways that can help you cut the cost of winter bills and combat the cost of living increase for Carers UK.

Carers Can Take Advantage of Deals and Discounts

First and foremost, as a Discounts for Carers member, you can save when shopping at thousands of brands. It’s free to join and become a member, and as a member, you gain access to deals and discounts at the biggest brands across various categories, including travel, fashion, home & garden, and even your monthly bills. So whatever purchases you need to make this winter, we’ve got discounts that will lighten the load.

Alongside our deals and discounts that you can access all year round, we also offer limited exclusives for major holidays, including Black Friday, Christmas, and Savetember. These discounts are limited to our members.

Finally, don’t forget to sign up for the Carers cashback card; the Ode card where you can earn cashback when shopping with the Ode card online and in-store with popular brands. Think of how much cashback you can earn when doing your Christmas shopping this year!

Click here to view all of our Ode card retailers and where you can earn cashback.

Tackle Draughty Areas 

Unless your home is relatively new, then you might deal with draughts around the house. It is important that you tackle draughts as soon as possible to avoid losing heat through doors, windows, chimneys, etc. This can cost you money and make it even more expensive to keep your house warm.

If you cannot afford to professionally draught-proof your home, you can use thermal blinds and curtains, keyhole covers, chimney caps, and even adding rugs to your house can help keep your home warmer. Can you feel a draught coming out of the kitchen door into your living room? Get a draught excluder!

Utilise Your Radiators

We’ve all heard about the dramatically rising energy prices so if you want to save money this winter then you need to make sure you are getting the most heat as possible. Boiler services and checks are excellent, but small steps such as bleeding your radiators, regularly cleaning your radiations and using reflectors can make a major difference.

Be Your Own Car Mechanic

During the winter, your car will take on the force of harsh weather, so it’s crucial to learn car maintenance. For example, a couple of basic skills, such as simple ways to defrost your windshield, learning how to jump-start a car, and topping up your screen wash reservoir with a screen wash that is effective under -15°c are easy steps you can learn and will make a big difference. Let’s face it; we could all do without a big bill from the mechanics this winter!

Tackle Your Water Usage

Did you know that your water usage is closely linked to your energy usage? Take a look at these easy tips to help save:

  • Shorter showers instead of baths.
  • Switching your showerhead to a more effective model can make a difference.
  • Use cold water or cool water when possible.
  • Ensure the washing machine and the dishwasher are full before usage.
  • Make sure you turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. 


So that is our blog on simple tips to help you save this winter. How do you save on your winter bills? Why not head on over to our social media and leave a comment? Also, if you know a friend/colleague that hasn’t signed up, why not let them know that they’re missing out on incredible savings? 

Whether they’re new to the care profession or care for loved ones at home, carers UK from all backgrounds can sign up for free and discover more ways to save with Discounts for Carers.

Carers FAQs

What financial help do carers get?

Many carers are unaware of the financial support and help available to them. From Carers Allowance to Working Tax Credits, depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for extra help.

Will carers get the cost of living allowance?

To help with the cost of living the government is offering some individuals on certain benefits or tax credits with a one-off payment. However, this currently doesn’t include Carers Allowance recipients.

Do carers get the 150?

The cost of living allowance is only available for those receiving certain benefits and Carers Allowance is not one of them.

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