Types of support

There is lots of support that is available to help you through the cost of living crisis. This section provides information on the support that is available.


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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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