Useful Websites and Information

We have listed below some websites where you will be able to find some useful information about benefits, money management and energy saving.

Money Tax and Benefits

For general information on, Tax , Benefits, Ways to save money and Managing your money and debts, visit the DirectGov website

Benefits Calculator

You can use this quick on-line calculator to get a rough idea of how much benefit you might be entitled to. Please note, however, that the rules governing housing and council tax benefits are very complex. The on-line calculator is intended only to give you an indication of your entitlement. We cannot guarantee that you will receive the amount of benefit shown by the on-line calculator.

If you think you might be entitled to housing or council tax benefit, you will need to complete a claim form available from Knowsley Council's website

Knowsley Council

For information, contact and service details for Knowsley Council visit Knowsley Council's website -

Help with Fuel Costs

Saving Energy At Home

Have a look at the Direct Gov website for more information

Check , Switch, Insulate

Check out the Direct Gov website on this scheme

Help with fuel costs

REECH Website

REECH (Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Community Housing) is a European Regional Development Funded project aimed at improving energy efficiency in some of the most deprived communities in the Liverpool City Region.

Working with Registered Social Landlords throughout the City Region, and managed by Sefton Council, REECH will provide a range of low carbon technologies in over 2000 homes at a cost of £15 million.

It is envisaged that the increased demand for green technologies will provide new business opportunities for local suppliers and contractors working in the green energy sector.

The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Sefton MBC, Liverpool LCC, St Helens MBC, Knowsley MBC, Halton MBC, Liverpool Housing Trust, Liverpool Mutual Homes, Plus Dane, Wirral Partnership Homes, Helena Partnership, Villages Housing, Riverside Housing and One Vision Housing.

For further information please contact the REECH Team on 0151 934 4619.

Some useful leaflets

- You may want to read this leaflet from the Citizens Advice Bureau which gives you some handy information on how you can reduce your fuel bills

- You can find more information about how to switch energy suppliers in this leaflet from My Home Energy Switch.