If you are living with cancer and your energy bills increase, find out how we can help with access to energy schemes and grants.

Support with your energy bills

Living with cancer can affect the cost of your energy bills. Spending more time at home and feeling colder because of your treatment are common reasons why people living with cancer find that they spend more money on keeping warm. 

If you have difficulty paying your energy bills, we’re here to support you. We can:

  • Help with paying your gas, electricity and water bills, no matter who your supplier is
  • Getting access to schemes to help with your gas, electricity and water charges
  • Charity Grants
  • Help with boiler schemes
  • Dealing with water companies

How to talk to an Energy Advisor

You can make a phone appointment with an energy advisor by contacting the Macmillan Support Line.

Macmillan Support Line 0808 808 00 00

Open every day, 8am – 8pm

If you're calling from outside of the UK you can contact us on +44 207 091 2230. We are unable to advise on healthcare systems overseas.

Please note that conversations with our Support Line advisers are confidential, but may be recorded for quality and training purposes.


Online tools and information

We also have a range of information online including:

There is also our online community where people living with or affected by cancer discuss a range of issues. There is a practical matters group where you can post your question anonymously - we recommend combining this with a call to our advisors.

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