Extra support for those who need it
For vulnerable customers who need extra help with their energy supply, we offer the following additional services.
Priority Services Register
If you are of pensionable age, disabled or chronically sick, we can add you to our priority services register (PSR). You'll be asked if you'd like to be added to the register when you join. If you're already a member you can add yourself to the register in the “Priority Services” section of your account.
When you are on the PSR you can take advantage of our Priority Services designed to make your life easier. You can:
- Nominate someone to take care of your account for you. We will send your nominated person your statements, as long as they agree to receive them
- We can install a smart meter free of charge if you are unable to read your meter yourself
- We can install a smart prepayment meter if no-one in your house can reach your current prepayment meter to top up
- If you are concerned about your security, you can set a passphrase for our representatives to use to identify themselves (they will always wear an identity card as well)
- If you are having trouble reading your statements for any reason, contact us and we will assist you
Gas Safety Check
If you are on our PSR and live alone or with others who are of pensionable age, chronically sick or disabled, or you live with a child under the age of 5 then you could be eligible for a free gas safety check provided:
- You do not live in a property where the landlord is responsible for arranging a gas safety check
- You receive a means-tested benefit
- You have not had a gas safety check carried out in the premises in the last 12 months
Your check will be carried out by a qualified person and will include checks of gas appliances and any other gas fittings. We'll check the effectiveness of any flue, the air-supply, the operating pressure and that it is functioning safely. To arrange your gas safety check call us on 08081 697 822.