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.

Urgent help when in need
Services that provide financial advice, emergency payments and mental health support.
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Help with household bills
Budgeting advice,food banks, help with energy costs, broadband deals and mortgage payment support.
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Benefits for low income households and tenants
Benefits and financial support for tenants and low income households such as Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, Council tax payment support and the council's Emergency Assistance Scheme.
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Support for families with children
Free school meals, school clothing grant help with childcare costs, and maternity grants for families with children.
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Older people
Pension advice, additional winter benefits, free TV licence information.
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Debt and money
Budgeting advice and financial guidance from the council, the government, community services and charities.
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Disability services and adult care
Disabled facilities grant, Blue Badge application, government benefits and adult social care information.
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Helping communities
Welcoming places, food banks, local charities and community services.
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Help from the Government
Visit the national help for households website.
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