The rapidly rising cost of living is a huge squeeze on household wallets.
Taking action now, like making sure you're getting everything you're entitled to, budgeting, and cutting back on non-essential items can help you to manage better when prices jump.
There are quick and easy tools to check your income online, or reputable organisations that can help you to do this free of charge.
Benefits, Council Tax and other support and advice
If you need immediate help
- Discretionary Housing Payments give short-term help with rent for people experiencing severe financial hardship.
- Local Welfare Provision offers help for vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food, benefits, fuel costs and COVID-19 assistance. If food is required it usually arrives the same day or the next working day.