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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.

Download the Help in Preston Cost of Living support leaflet. (PDF) [631KB]

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Housing Support

If you're struggling to pay your council tax, rent or mortgage, you may be eligible for a variety of support.

Food support

Support available if you are struggling to meet the cost of food, including free school meals, vouchers and local food banks.

Support with utility bills

Help and advice on how to reduce your utility bills.

£150 Energy Support Payments

Do you live in council tax bands A - D? If so you are entitled to a one-off £150 non-repayable rebate.

The Energy Bill Support Scheme

Every household will receive £400, paid over six-months starting from October 2022.

Energy Efficiency - Home Upgrade Grant

The Government's 'Home Upgrade Grant' is now available to Preston residents.

Household Support Fund

The Household Fund is to assist residents most in need, in the Preston area, to help with significant rising living costs.

Lancashire warm spaces

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.

Cost of living support from LCC

Find out what help is available for households and businesses in Lancashire. Re-directs to Lancashire County Council's website.

Cost of Living Funding Opportunities

Three funding opportunities for community groups that are specifically struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

Cost of living payment

You may be able to get a payment to help with the cost of living if you're getting certain benefits or tax credits.

Wellbeing support

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.

Cost of Living payments scam

There are people attempting to get personal information from customers by sending out texts suggesting that customers are eligible for Cost of Living payments.
See more Go to Cost of Living payments scam