Are you struggling with the cost of living?

We are very aware that many households are struggling. Rising fuel costs, energy bills and inflation mean the cost of living is high. We know this is a worrying time for many residents. To help you through this challenging time, we want to make sure you’re aware of the support available to you.

From how to budget to top tips for claiming benefits you may not realise you’re entitled to read our tips below.

Making a budget

It’s a good idea to sit down with your bank statements and make a budget. Budgeting helps you see where your money is going so it’s easier to make sure you have all your essentials covered and possibly save some money.

Click here for help with making a budget

What benefits are you entitled to?

Check that you are receiving all the money that you’re entitled to. Some people are not aware of benefits that they may be entitled to or grants they may be able to access.

Click here for a free benefits calculator

Click here to see if you may be able to access any grants

The Money Directory

In our Money Directory we explore useful guidance and resources that can help you manage your finances,  help you with advice on dealing with debt and accessing local support.
Click here for the Money Directory

Cost of living payment

You can also access the latest government guidance on the cost of living payment including information about extra payments you may be entitled to and when they will be made.

Click here to find out more about the cost of living payment

If you are worried about paying your rent, please speak to a member of our rents team. We offer free advice and may be able to help you access funds and financial support you haven’t realised you are entitled to. Telling us early about your concerns means we can help more.


Contact the Rents Team on 01626 322780 /

Contact Homemaker Southwest / Money Advice Plymouth, for free home-based debt advice and support on 01752 208126 /