Rising energy, fuel and food costs are having a significant financial impact on people in our communities. If you are struggling financially there is a range of support and help available. Support can be provided for anyone who needs it. Whether you are in employment, on a low income or claiming benefits, you may be able to receive help to afford essentials like bills and food.
Your local council might help you pay for things like:
your energy and bills
essential items – for example clothes and household appliances
This help is known as ‘welfare assistance’ or the ‘Household Support Fund’. Each council runs their own scheme. Welfare Rights Team are there to ensure that you are not missing out on entitlement to benefits and other related help by providing a free, confidential and impartial benefits advice and information service.
You’ll need to check with your local welfare rights team if you can get support and what type of support you can get.
The calculator is free to use, and the details you provide are anonymous.
We are pleased to announce we have partnered with SCARF to provide Caledonia tenants with access to a free energy advice helpline and a dedicated advice service.
Further support contacts can be found on our Benefit Advice page. Please remember that Caledonia are here to help, please get in touch if you are worried about your finances.