Connie G on 18 December 2020
Q. How have you been managing with the additional costs of winter?

I have been managing ok but with a constant feeling of anxiety. I received a warm front payment for the first time in my life and this was really appreciated. I’m still cautious about putting the heating on. I don’t have it on during the day when the kids are at school and if they’re at their dad’s over the weekend, as it feels wasteful. Fortunately the kids are “warm kids” and don’t like it on much or for very long as they quickly feel uncomfortable. I’ve made a long curtain for the front door, to try and keep the heat in. We have thick duvets, hot water bottles and thick pjs. Fortunately I haven’t had to rely on any charities but I am aware of a fantastic local one called The Food Hub which is available if I need them. This feels reassuring to know they are there.

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