Cost of Living Support

Cost of Living Help - Telford & Wrekin Council

There is a wealth of information and resource available to support people with the Cost of Living at Telford & Wrekin Council's website, for more information please HERE

The "Worrying about Money" website can be accessed HERE

 Please find the link to the Shropshire Cost Of Living Support website HERE

 

COST OF LIVING SUPPORT
COST OF LIVING SUPPORT

Cost of Living Help - Shropshire County Council

Increases in the cost of food, fuel and utilities will affect many households in Shropshire, so for useful links, tips and pointers on where and how to find support across Shropshire, take a look at the information on the following link HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

COST OF LIVING SUPPORT
COST OF LIVING SUPPORT

Food Bank, Baby & Toddler Bank and School Uniform Project

No-one need go without the basic essentials to keep themselves and their families sheltered, fed, clean, clothed, warm and healthy. For details of the Food Bank, Baby & Toddler Bank and School Uniform Project, please click on the following link HERE

Benefit Support For People Worrying About Money

The ongoing cost-of-living crisis has seen demand on food banks grow. From Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance (SFPA), research shows 80% of those using the food bank has a long term health condition or disability. Yet, we know that benefits in Shropshire are going unclaimed. 

With an estimated £24 million in Universal Credit, £9 million in Council Tax Support, and £8 million in Pension Credit unclaimed in Shropshire every year.

These benefits could make the difference to households forced to rely on food banks. The strong link between health and food bank usage creates an opportunity to work together.

Benefits can be a complex and daunting area. Yet, the SFPA is encouraging people to check their benefits entitlement.

Many people may be missing out on benefits they did not think they would be eligible for. It is important to remember that 1.3m of the people claiming Unviersal Credit are working. 

People can check their entitlement online using Turn2us, or entitledto. The SFPA has also produced the 'Worrying About Money' leaflet. This leaflet lays out an easy-to-follow direction for support.

 

COST OF LIVING SUPPORT
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