Q. How is everyone coping with the rise in energy costs this year?
I don't know of any other cutbacks I can now make to help cover the cost of energy price rises. I have now reached a point where I will be unable to heat the home I share with my daughter at all over the winter. Up to this point we limit baths / showers and I do not do the washing up with hot water. The government needs to urgently address the situation to help avoid suffering by many people throughout the winter. It's not just energy prices of food and essentials are also increasing which is a daily struggle. We both put a brave face on outside as I have never been able to ask for help from others and have no family to fall back on. This is going to be a very tough winter, I will just be happy knowing that we can get through safe and healthy despite the rising covid cases.