Johnnie Johnson Housing joins in call to reopen energy bill support scheme

First Published: 17/08/2023

Johnnie Johnson Housing joins in call to reopen energy bill support scheme

In a unified effort to address the growing energy crisis and ensure the well-being of their residents, 34 housing associations across the United Kingdom have collectively called upon the government to reinstate the £400 energy bill support scheme aimed at offering financial aid to nearly one million households without access to an energy supplier. Among these associations is Johnnie Johnson Housing, advocating for the rights of our residents to amplify the collective voice of those affected.

What was asked in the letter?

In a letter to Amanda Solloway MP, the minister for energy consumers, and Lord Callanan, the minister for energy efficiency, 34 housing associations asked three changes to support those most in need this winter:

1. Provide more targeted support through the Energy Bills Support Scheme and Energy Bills
Discount Scheme for winter 2023-2024 for those on low incomes and the 1.7m households
living in fuel poverty and are not registered for benefits.

2. Expand eligibility for the Warm Homes Discount to include households on heat networks and without a direct relationship with an electricity supplier this winter.

3. Extend the application deadline for Energy Bill Support Scheme Alternative Funding from 31st May until 31st December 2023.

The support scheme, if reinstated, would not only provide essential financial relief to those most in need households but also contribute to the broader goal of reducing energy poverty and promoting sustainability.

Find out more here.

34 housing associations involved:

The Riverside Group | Social Housing | Housing Association

Home | A2Dominion

Bolton at Home – Homes and neighbourhoods we can all be proud of | Bolton at Home

Clarion Housing Association (

Homepage – ForHousing

Home – Great Places

The Guinness Partnership

The Hyde Group website | The Hyde Group (

Home – Irwell Valley Homes

Jigsaw Homes Group – Affordable Housing

Housing Association | Johnnie Johnson Housing (

Karbon Homes: Providing a strong foundation for life

About L&Q | L&Q Homes (

Welcome to Magenta Living housing association in Wirral | Magenta Living

Housing Association – Midland Heart

MSV Housing

Welcome – Metropolitan Thames Valley (

Affordable housing, Affordable rent, London housing association | Network Homes

Home | Notting Hill Genesis (

Onward: Creating Positive Spaces

A leading housing provider who provide good value homes | Orbit

Peabody housing association – creating foundations for life – Peabody

Places for People | Rent | Home page

RBH – The UK’s first tenant and employee co-owned mutual housing society | RBH | RBH

Home | Regenda Homes

Social Housing in Salford | Salix Homes

Sanctuary | Leading Housing and Care Provider

SHG – Southern Housing Group (

Stockport Homes – Stockport Homes

Thirteen (

Home | Yorkshire Housing

Welcome to Your Housing Group – Your Housing Group