I’ll go hungry so I can pay my energy billswithout electricity my boy dies

A CARER has told how she will have to go hungry to pay for electricity for equipment that keeps her boy alive.

Isaac Blake, تسع, suffers with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndromewhich requires 24/7 care and specialist equipment to keep him alive.

Maxine Rothchester has cared for Isaac Blake since he was eight months old

Maxine Rothchester has cared for Isaac Blake since he was eight months oldالإئتمان: سكاي نيوز
He suffers with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome

He suffers with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndromeالإئتمان: سكاي نيوز
He relies on specialist machinery to keep him alive

He relies on specialist machinery to keep him aliveالإئتمان: سكاي نيوز

His guardian, Maxine Rothchester has been taking care of the young lad since he was just eight months old.

But she now fears how she and Isaac, who weighs just 11kg, will cope as the cost of living soars.

Maxine told سكاي نيوز: “أنا, like a lot of parents with children who need this equipment, am terrified.

The equipment that we need is not a choiceit’s life for Isaac.

He has a lift to get upstairs, we have a bath that goes up and down, we have a profiling bed, he’s on oxygen 24/7 – that’s run by a machine. Every aspect of his life is controlled by electricity.

يتعلق الأمر energy bills are set to rise for millions later this year as the cost of living crisis hits consumers pockets.

Maxine said: “I have noticed them change already.

We’re probably spending about £30 a week more than we were. I don’t quite know how we are going to cope when it all goes up again.

“Because the money coming in is going to stay the same (لكن) the money going out is going to be a lot more.

Isaac has the mental of a newborn, and relies on Maxine 24/7 everyday of the year.

It means she can not work, and must rely on Universal Credit and help from the NHS.

Energy bill help if you’re struggling

هناك مخططات يقدمها الموردون, مجالس محلية, المؤسسات الخيرية والحكومة التي يمكن أن تساعد.

إذا كنت تعاني من تكاليف الطاقة أو فواتير أخرى ، فهناك الكثير من المنظمات حيث يمكنك طلب المشورة مجانًا, بما فيها:

You should speak to your energy supplier in the first instance as they have schemes in place to help with bills and arrears, بما في ذلك الأموال والمنح المشقة.

قد يكون مجلسك المحلي قادرًا أيضًا على المساعدة في الأموال والمنح إذا كنت تعاني من الفواتير من خلال مخطط دعم الأسرة.

Every household will start to benefit from a £400 energy bill discount from October onwards.

You might get an extra payment too if you’re on benefits or disabled.

And on a prepayment meter you could get a one-off £50 voucher to top up.

الدفع The Sun’s full guide on all the energy bill help you can get.

شرحت: “نعم, we do get disability living allowance, but that’s supposed to be there to cover things for Isaac like play equipment.

“It’s not meant to pay the household bills, which is what it’ll end up going on.

هي اضافت: “I’m not asking for much, I’m just asking for help with power to keep my little boy alive.

في وقت سابق من هذا الأسبوع, energy analysts revealed bills could hit £5,300 next year.

And The Sun revealed how fatcat bosses will earn £15million as Brits choose between heating and eating.