Cost of living support hub
The cost-of-living crisis is affecting us all, as we all face a serious reduction in living standards due to rising costs, such as fuel, energy bills and food.
We know many people are worried about how they are going to make ends meet. Our hub aims to help you get the support you need, from showing you how to access a range of advice and support from local services, so you can find the help you need.
Help in Preston Cost of Living support leaflet.
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If you're struggling to pay your council tax, rent or mortgage, you may be eligible for a variety of support.
Support available if you are struggling to meet the cost of food, including free school meals, vouchers and local food banks.
Help and advice on how to reduce your utility bills.
The Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) is providing support of £400 for energy bills for households without a direct relationship to a domestic electricity supplier.
Do you live in council tax bands A - D? If so you are entitled to a one-off £150 non-repayable rebate.
Every household will receive £400, paid over six-months starting from October 2022.
The Government's 'Home Upgrade Grant' is now available to Preston residents.
The Little Book of Warm is by Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) and covers some of the simple actions you need to take to help cut the cost of your energy bills.
The Household Fund is to assist residents most in need, in the Preston area, to help with significant rising living costs.
Lancashire County Council are developing a network of warm, safe and welcoming spaces to support residents during the winter months. These warm spaces will provide you with somewhere to keep warm, access information and advice or spend time with others.
Find out what help is available for households and businesses in Lancashire. Re-directs to Lancashire County Council's website.
Three funding opportunities for community groups that are specifically struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.
You may be able to get a payment to help with the cost of living if you're getting certain benefits or tax credits.
Information and advice on managing your money and your budget.
If you have worries that are affecting your day-to-day life and mental health, don't struggle in silence. Contact a support service who can help.
There are lots of different routes that people can take to upskill, volunteer and gain employment.