Cost-of-Living Crisis: other sources of help and support

Please note that we are unable to provide financial support or advice to individuals who are worried about the cost-of-living. If you are worried about your personal circumstances, or would like support with your household finances, such as benefits, housing, debt advice, accessing food banks or other funding or financial support, we have included some information below on organisations that can support you.

 

Citizens Advice Somerset helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. They have produced a Cost of Living Increase Guide and there’s a helpful page on their website here which includes information on grants and benefits to help you pay your energy bills.

 

Community Council for Somerset will put you in touch with your Village and Community Agent who provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for people in Somerset.

 

Somerset County Council’s website has some helpful links to help and support people through the rising cost of living. And their Household Support Fund is designed to provide short-term urgent financial help to Somerset residents who are struggling to afford household essentials such as food, bills and other household items including beds and white goods.

 

StepChange offers free, online debt advice and money guidance, with the widest range of debt solutions to help, no matter what you’re dealing with.

 

Age UK Somerset offer free and confidential information and advice service for older people, their families and carers, and can help older people with fuel costs and benefits advice.

 

Spark Somerset have developed a network of Warm Welcome spaces where people can find warmth, company and support amid the cost-of-living crisis

 

Disability Grants has a directory of grants for people with disabilities.

 

Mind in Somerset can help if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed by the cost-of-living crisis.

 

Turn2us has a directory of grants for individuals as well as a helpful Benefits Calculator so you can check if you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to.

 

The government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.


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