We recognise that some of our residents may be struggling to meet their financial obligations as the cost of living crisis continues to eat into household budgets. Food prices and energy prices continue to increase and some people are spending less on groceries and essentials, options for cheaper or alternative brands (according to ONS).

The government has promised further cost-of-living support for a number of families across the country. This means people on means-tested benefits, universal credit, pension credit and tax credits will receive additional financial support. People with disabilities will also receive extra financial support.

If you meet the above criteria, you do not need to apply as support payments will be automatic. If you wish to know more information, please refer to the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment