Q. How is everyone coping with the rise in energy costs this year?
I have cancelled my direct debit to the bank. Went through a couple of weeks of being in denial and now stressing about bills I cannot afford. I did get my £140 warm house discount (straight to energy provider). But house is cold with heating on. Need heating on to dry washing as it's damp weather outside. I'm passed caring. I'm mentally exhausted from juggling income due to so many changes in benefits (mostly reductions). Paying out extra on taxis into the city at £30 each way to medical appts for my child and myself, as my daughter has extreme anxiety due to autism and she barely leaves the home, meaning my heating needs to be on all day.