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Cost of living - help for households

If you need financial support, or you are struggling to manage, we provide a range of services that might help, alongside government and community support.

Help from the Government

Visit the national campaign website for further support to help you with the rising costs of living.

Visit GOV.UK - Help for Households

Urgent help when in need

    Services that provide financial advice, emergency payments, and mental health support.



Urgent help when in need - support services

Help with household bills

    Budgeting advice, food banks, help with energy costs, broadband deals, and mortgage payment support.

Help with household bills - additional income and budgeting

Support for tenants and low income households

    Financial support and available benefits for tenants and low income households such as the Household Support Fund, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax payment support and the Emergency Assistance Scheme.

Low income households and tenants - benefits and support

Support for families with children

    Free school meals, school clothing grant, help with childcare costs, and maternity grants for families with children.

Support for families with children - available grants

Older people

    Pension advice, additional winter benefits, free TV licence information, and financial guidance for older people.

Older people - additional support

Debt and money

    Budgeting advice and financial guidance from the council, the government, community services, and charities.

Debt and money - advice and guidance

Disability services and adult care

    Disabled facilities grant, Blue Badge application, government benefits, and adult social care information.

Disability services and adult care - support information

Helping communities

    Welcoming places, food banks, local charities, and community services that offer the opportunity to get involved.

Information about help for communities

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