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Cost of living

Below are a number of links to local and national organisations who offer support, advice and in some cases financial support and grants to help towards the cost of living.


Staffordshire Moorlands

Beat the Cold is Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's affordable warmth programme that gives free and impartial energy advice to residents. They can give advice on paying for fuel, switching supplier, improving energy efficiency in the home and fuel debt. They can also assess whether you may be eligible for grant funding to improve your home.

Staffordshire Warmer Homes deliver projects to improve homes through grant funding. Check their website to see if you are eligible and register your interest for funding.

There are a number of schemes and grants available that may be able to help you with your fuel bills or to make your home more energy efficient. Visit our grants page to find out more.

Our Energy Debt webpage has information on how you can avoid fuel debt and a number of energy trusts who may be able to help as the cost of living increases. 

You can apply for council tax reduction and housing benefit from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.


National

The Government has introduced a cost of living and disability cost of living payment for people on certain benefits to help with increased costs. To find out more visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment

Citizens' Advice offers help and information for people who need more support with cost of living. Visit their website where they have collated lots of information and links to websites where more help is available.

If you need help to manage your budget or if you're struggling with debt visit Money Helper. Money Helper offer free support, advice and impartial guidance.

Use the Gov.uk benefits checker to see if you may be entitled to any benefits to help during this time.

Help for Households is a Government website which provides support and advice with cost of living. It includes information on energy bills, childcare, income support, transport costs and help finding work.

Looking after our mental health is really important. If you feel anxious or are struggling visit Every Mind Matters where you'll find lots of help and tips to help look after you and your mental health.

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