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Carers UK Forum • Getting “vulnerable” status with companies?
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Getting “vulnerable” status with companies?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:12 pm
by Anna_2109
Hi all! We discovered this week that British Gas will put a note on their file to say hubby is disabled & I am his carer so if anything happens to the heating we will get some kind of priority. Are there other companies/organisations I could/should be flagging this with?

Re: Getting “vulnerable” status with companies?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:48 pm
by susieq
The company that supplies your electricity will also provide this service along with whoever your local water company is - ditto BT or your telephone service provider. I also believe that Virgin Media have a similar scheme - so would think that companies like Sky would have the same.

Re: Getting “vulnerable” status with companies?

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:05 pm
by Anna_2109
susieq wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:48 pm
The company that supplies your electricity will also provide this service along with whoever your local water company is - ditto BT or your telephone service provider. I also believe that Virgin Media have a similar scheme - so would think that companies like Sky would have the same.
Thank you so much, hadn’t considered any of those so very much appreciate you taking time to reply 😊

Re: Getting “vulnerable” status with companies?

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:12 am
by Henrys Cat
I'm currently going through my dad's bank statement and pulling out any service providers to contact, including mobile phone companies & TV services etc (sometimes the TV is a lifeline for someone housebound etc.)

The Fire Service also register people as vulnerable and can come out to do a check / give advice etc.