Cost of Living Support

Cost of living support for all Northumberland residents, providing trusted advice and information, helping with the financial support available and bringing people together in their local communities to stay safe and well.

Here’s advice to help Northumberland families and individuals

Here you’ll find information to support you, your family, friends, and neighbours, with the cost of living including payments that you may be eligible for and who to contact for support. 

Northumberland Communities Together has a wide network of community spaces, places and people across our county that are here to support you.

If you would like to speak to someone, phone our Northumberland Communities Together response hub on 01670 620015 from 9am to 6pm 7 days a week or email NCT@northumberland.gov.uk.
 

If it is urgent 

If you think someone may need immediate support, help or protection ring our emergency response line OneCall on 01670 536400 - 24/7, 365 days a year


Types of Support

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Household support fund

You may be able to get help with essential costs, if you’re struggling to afford things like energy and water bills, food, and essential items.

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Warm welcoming spaces in your community

A warm welcome near you, community spaces in your local area.

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Cost of Living Payments

Government schemes to help with cost of living.

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Gas, electricity and oil bills

Support for energy costs through various government funded schemes.

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Help with transport costs

Discounts are available for different types of transport.

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Housing and council tenants

Help with housing costs, household bills, and advice from our council house Income Team.

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Mental health and wellbeing

Support and advice from our wellbeing team, NHS and partners.

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Skills, jobs and work

Find work, apprenticeships, adult learning courses and career guidance.

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Support for families

Access child benefits, free school meals, cost help, activities, Family Hubs and more.

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Support for businesses

Find out about the The Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS).

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Hubs

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Cramlington Hub

A warm, welcoming space next to Concordia Leisure Centre for groups, activities and workshops.

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Newbiggin Hub

Located on Woodhorn Road, this provides sporting facilities and a community space.

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Haltwhistle hub

The hub offers a vibrant and welcoming space for social groups, activities, and workshops. Our regular programme of events focus on health and wellbeing to skills, employment and financial support.

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Alnwick hub

The hub offers a vibrant and welcoming space for social groups, activities, and workshops. Our regular programme of events focus on health and wellbeing to skills, employment and financial support.

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Northumberland Communities Together

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Northumberland Communities Together

Supporting volunteers, voluntary groups and communities.

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How to volunteer

Volunteering opportunities, including with Northumberland Communities Together.

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