We understand that, with the current cost of living crisis, finances at home can be stretched. Therefore, please see the following websites that provide help and advice of what support is on offer to families and households across the country.
Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living. This includes income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel.
Cash for Kids has funds to support 1,100 children across the Midlands through the cost-of-living crisis, as part of £1 Million of Help we're distributing across the UK.
These could include food, clothing and household energy costs, but we'll also consider anything that helps meet children's most basic needs.
Grants are £50 per child per household, and we aim to get the funds to families as soon as possible.
Please note that applications must come on behalf of a family from professionals within a governing body (e.g. social services, GP, teacher, charity, community group etc.) - families cannot apply directly.
If you claim certain benefits or tax credits, you may be eligible for an extra payment to help with the cost of living. If you’re eligible, payments will be made automatically.
There are several simple, quick actions you can take that could add up to serious savings on your energy bills, alongside some home improvements to reduce your bills in the long term.