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  • Christopher
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    Originally posted by Peanut View Post
    Given the recent announcement of potential blackouts: some energy providers offer the option to register as a "vulnerable customer" (EDF calls it Priority Services Register) which may help getting arrangements in place to cover power outages. I don't know if they'd actually provide a generator or somesuch, but may be worth a try.
    Peanut
    My electricity supplier which is SSE (oh actually I think they have just changed name), have a register. They are really good with power cuts (as they are regular thing for us), the engineers just call and say that the generator is on its way. Probably because there is a pig farm next door and they don't want the village overrun with big beasts when the electric fences aren't working.

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  • Olivia H
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    Thanks, not had yet but will chase up if need be🙂

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  • Tabbycat
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    Originally posted by WheelsOfSteel View Post

    Yes - I had £150 credited to my bank account on 28th Sept.
    The reference on it is (my National Insurance number) Dwp Col
    Same here Olivia H

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  • WheelsOfSteel
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    Originally posted by Olivia H View Post
    Anyone on high rate PIP (which would be many/most with mnd I assume) should be getting the £150 additional payment. Has anyone actually had this yet btw?
    Yes - I had £150 credited to my bank account on 28th Sept.
    The reference on it is (my National Insurance number) Dwp Col

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  • Olivia H
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    Anyone on high rate PIP (which would be many/most with mnd I assume) should be getting the £150 additional payment. Has anyone actually had this yet btw?

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  • Peanut
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    Given the recent announcement of potential blackouts: some energy providers offer the option to register as a "vulnerable customer" (EDF calls it Priority Services Register) which may help getting arrangements in place to cover power outages. I don't know if they'd actually provide a generator or somesuch, but may be worth a try.

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  • denise
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    Mid calf would be better but how tall is that young woman? I've bought mini dresses that hang below my knees so it would probably be OK for me. Oodies? What happened to dressing gowns I remember the big candlewick gowns and bedspreads. Think I'd get a big mouse costume and terrify my cats. 🙀

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  • JamesW
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    Originally posted by Ellie View Post

    Get you, bang up to date with fashion trends, I had to look it up!

    An Oodie, if you're a fashion pleb like me, is this:



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    Swit swoo 😘

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by Heather R View Post
    Oodies are the latest must have for winter apparently x
    Get you, bang up to date with fashion trends, I had to look it up!

    An Oodie, if you're a fashion pleb like me, is this:



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  • Ellie
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    Yep, I think we're all in for a tough winter 😟

    It's the heating bills which concern me most as, like others who are immobile, sitting around all day doesn't exactly do much to get us warm, let alone keep warm.

    I've stocked up on thermals, knee length thermal socks, fleece lined trousers and know I'll be wrapped up like a little burrito in my wheelchair at times, rather than have rads on for hours on end.

    I only charge my wheelchair, hoist, food pump etc on night rate electricty but as Shelly said, we have so much essential electrical equipment that it's impossible to cut back on its use.

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  • Heather R
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    Oodies are the latest must have for winter apparently x

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  • JamesW
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    Originally posted by Heather R View Post
    I find it complicated to follow all these payments, hoping they will drop in place where due, because what with being on a ventilator most of the time, and shivering uncontrollably at the slightest temperature drop…….
    Heather, as I understand it if you pay for your energy through direct debit on account with one of the energy providers then the subsidies will be automatically applied to your account. If you are on a prepayment meter then you will be provided with vouchers to use.

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  • JamesW
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    Update…… some good news (ISH) in that our energy provider had overestimated our fuel consumption for the winter and after be provided with proper meter readings the increase has gone from totally extortionate down to just bloody expensive

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  • shelly21
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    JamesW its a very real concern. I know we are getting £150 one off payment from pip benefit. Then the £400 from the government.

    Its all the devices also. Electric bed, alternating mattress, charge powerchair, niv... the list goes on.

    We are lucky in one room we have a log burner and a friend with a shed business. This will certainly help in the day etc. I've purchased real wool oversized cardigans that I can also wrap round my legs.

    But its so scary how vulnerable people will cope.

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  • Heather R
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    I find it complicated to follow all these payments, hoping they will drop in place where due, because what with being on a ventilator most of the time, and shivering uncontrollably at the slightest temperature drop…….

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