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Cost of living information

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With the rising cost of living, we are working with local partners to help residents through this difficult time.

See below for help and support.

Find out more about cost of living on GOV.UK

Help with food

Information about food banks, community fridges and other support

Help with housing

Advice, support and guidance if you're having difficulty paying your rent or mortgage.

Find a Warm Space

Warm Spaces are free to use and will provide a warm welcome to all.

Community hubs

You can get cost of living support at 5 weekly community hubs.

Household Support Fund

Funding to support households experiencing financial hardship with their housing costs and energy bills.

Help with energy, water, phone and broadband bills

Find out how to get help with your bills

Difficulty paying Council Tax

Contact us if you need help paying your Council Tax.

Help if you have a health condition or a disability

Guidance, advice and support for people who have a health condition or a disability

Help with money and debt

Information about debt advice and support

Support for our businesses with rising costs

With rising costs for businesses, business owners and their staff, we are working with local partners to help residents and business through this difficult time.

Help for older people

Information about Pension Credit and other support for older people

Help if you have children

Find out about help with childcare costs and other support

Help for carers

Find out if you are entitled to Carer's Allowance and/or an extra amount called the 'carer element' within Universal Credit.

Help for Households

The government is offering support for households, including help with household costs, energy bills, childcare costs, transport costs, help finding work, discounts, cost of living payments and discounts and offers.

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