Everyone’s situation will be different, but it’s important to know you're not alone. Here you'll find useful information and support during these challenging times.
Support with energy
Discover what support is available to help you with your energy bills and some top tips to reduce your energy bills.
The government's Help for Households website also offers valuable guidance to help with the rising cost of energy bills.
If your energy provider is unable to help you or you're struggling, please contact our Money Advice and Financial Inclusion Teams and we can support you.
Access to emergency food
Do you or a loved one need help feeding your family this winter? Help is available. We've partnered with various foodbanks and organisations to offer food support in your area.
You can search for your nearest food bank on The Trussell Trust’s website.
Please get in touch if the foodbank near you needs a referral or if you can’t find help in your area. Our Money Advice and Financial Inclusion Teams can also link into funding and grants for emergency assistance.
Stay warm this winter in warm spaces
Warm spaces are dedicated areas in public buildings that provide free heated spaces during the day.
Warm Welcome UK also have over 3,000 registered organisations that are offering free, warm, welcoming spaces for the public this winter across the UK.
Support with money and benefits
Struggling to make ends meet? You're not alone. Our team can support you with benefit claims, maximise available income, manage a household budget and signpost to other support services to keep your finances in check.
If you're a Places for People Customer and you're having trouble paying your rent, please click here to complete a form and a member of our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Support with employment and training
Need help finding a job, getting onto training courses or even looking to learn new skills? We have several local and nationwide projects that could give you all the support you need.
Support with your wellbeing
Your wellbeing is the most important thing to us, that's why we've put together a range of national and local projects and resources that are designed to improve your mental health and assist you in getting the right support.
Support with getting online
If you need support accessing a device or data to stay connected, we may be able to help. From phones and tablets to SIM cards and digital training, we can supply you with all the tools you need to get online.
View our Cost of Living Easy Read guide
If you have additional needs or need information on the cost of living in an easy to understand way, you can view our Cost of Living Easy Read guide by downloading it below.
Get help and support from our teams
If you are struggling with the Cost of Living, it's important to reach out so we can provide support based on your individual circumstances. This could include offering advice and signposting to resources, helping you with budgeting, maximising your income through benefit take up, or even access to discretionary funds that could help you in your time of need.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. For support in your area, please see the contact information below:
Latest guides and tips to help you through the winter
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