Are you worried about the cost of moving, or generally struggling to make ends meet?

 

If so the Making Money Count website is a useful source of information about support for people living in the Cambridgeshire area.  For those in the West Suffolk area please refer to Suffolk County Council - Financial Hardship.

 

Another source of help is the Household Support Fund, which is a Government funded scheme created to provide short term financial support for those struggling to pay for food, household energy or other essential items. This was originally available until the 31st March 2022, though the Government has now announced that it will be extended beyond this date. More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found as follows:

For those in the Cambridgeshire area – www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/household-support-fund or call 0345 045 5219.

For those in the West Suffolk area – COVID-19 support for communities (westsuffolk.gov.uk) or call 01284 763233.

 

The Citizens Advice Bureau also has a wealth of information on benefits and money advice. You can find details of your local Citizens Advice here.

 

To check if you are eligible for a free energy advice service which aims tackle fuel poverty contact LEAP (the Local Energy Advice Partnership).