The Citizen's Advice Bureau is urging people who are worried about the cost of keeping warm this winter to make sure they are getting the best deal on the fuel bills, and contact them if they need help.
As part of its Big Energy Saving Week, the CAB is telling people to "check, switch and insulate", as energy costs continue to rise.
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