The rising cost of living is affecting us all. We are supporting residents, as well as signposting to other agencies, which can offer help and advice.
Beat the Cold is committed to helping those who live in, or are at risk of fuel poverty, or whose health could be detrimentally affected by a cold home.
Contact them by phone on 01782 914915 or via the website: https://www.beatcold.org.uk/contact-us/
Citizens Advice Energy Team
Support on a one-to-one and group basis, advice, information, help with other warmer homes initiatives, access to carbon monoxide monitors. They also link in to Beat the Cold. You can contact the team via email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or clients can visit https://citizensadvicessw.org.uk/
The Government's Energy Bills Support Scheme aims to provide Help for Households.
Click on the link below to find out what help you can get.
The Energy Saving Trust website has lots of useful tips which might help save money on your energy costs.
Around one in 10 people are missing out on benefits they are entitled to. Click on the link below to check if you are eligible for any additional help.
Problems paying your Council tax
If you are having difficulties making your payments, there may be options available to you. Click on the link below to find out what to do.
Problems paying your rent
If your Housing Benefit or Universal Credit does not cover the full amount of your rent, you can apply a discretionary housing payment.
Budgeting and debt advice
Citizens Advice have a dedicated debt advice team, people can access the service, by telephone (Adviceline), email/web chat and self referral from web site. People can also drop into the office in Cannock (Civic Centre) or call for appointment.
They also have specialist advisers supporting people with enduring mental health issues/debt and benefits
With the rising cost of food, Food banks located across the District may be able to help you, depending on your circumstances. Find out more below:
Heath Hayes Community Food Shop is a support group offering food support to anyone who needs it. FInd out more:
South Staffordshire Water has a range of special tariffs and options to help people who are on a low income or who are struggling to pay their water charges. Find out more:
Foodbanks and Warm Hubs
Here you will find a directory of food banks, community tables, warm hubs and community cafes across the district.
If you would like to add anything to the directory please email email@example.com or call 01543 464548
Last Updated: 04/11/2022