Cost of Living Support

 

Support and Advice:

If you are worried about the cost of living crisis there are a number of places you can get support and advice.  Below are links to help access the most recent advice and guidance on offer:

SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL - cost of living guide.

BENEFITS CALCULATOR - check you are receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to - www.entitledto.co.uk

SUFFOLK INFOLINK - Suffolk Infolink Directory offers a wide range of help.

CITIZENS ADVICE - for information regarding immediate help with bills or shopping, Citizens Advice can help.  They can also provide information regarding help with the HealthyStart Scheme, School costs and Travel costs.

GOVERNMENT COST OF LIVING SUPPORT - help with the cost of living, HM Government announced support packages. www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment.

HELP FOR HOUSEHOLDS - includes information on support that you may be eligible for including childcare costs, transport costs and finding work.

ENERGY BILLS SUPPORT SCHEME - As of 29th July 2022, HM Government have announced how the Energy Bills Support Scheme will work. The scheme aims to help ease the effect of rising energy prices with all households receiving a £400 discount on their bills. The BBC have also put together this helpful guide to explain when and how the payments will be made.

TURN2US - an independent charity whose aim is to fight UK poverty. Help, advice and support on a range of topics from back to school support to facing redundancy.

MONEY SAVING EXPERT - independent and up-to-date advice on ways to save money from getting cheaper energy to free food.

MONEY SAVING CENTRAL -  all the latest deals and freebees, including days out.