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We understand that the cost of living crisis is affecting so many people, and so we have pulled together some links across North Somerset and Somerset, with the aim of signposting available support.
If you become aware of any other support that becomes available please email your school with the details so that we can share with others.
North Somerset Council advice
Somerset County Council advice
Somerset Household Support Fund – https://www.somerset.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/somerset-household-support-fund/
Children in need – family fund – https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/
Hands of change – Burnham and Highbridge. Community run charity providing food and essentials to those in need https://www.neighbourly.com/project/595cfd4bc7ac8e18f0907d74#:~:text=We%20have%20a%20rota%20of,requests%20directly%20to%20our%20group.
The Government Warm House Discount https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme/low-income
Somewhere to Go Weston-super-Mare
Safe and Warm Somerset –
Community Council for Somerset will put you in touch with your Village and Community Agent who provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for people in Somerset. www.somersetagents.org/
StepChange offers free, online debt advice and money guidance, with the widest range of debt solutions to help www.stepchange.org
Warm Spaces is an online directory of ‘Warm Banks’ where anyone in need of warmth can find a place to share that will provide warmth, welcome & help. https://warmspaces.org/spaces
Mind in Somerset can help if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed by the cost-of-living crisis. www.mindinsomerset.org.uk
Turn2us has a directory of grants for individuals as well as a helpful Benefits Calculator so you can check if you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to. https://www.turn2us.org.uk
Citizens Advice Somerset helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. They have produced a Cost of Living Increase Guide and there’s a helpful page on their website here which includes information on grants and benefits to help you pay your energy bills. www.citizensadvicesomerset.org.uk
North Somerset Welfare Provision Scheme -The welfare provision scheme can give you short term financial help in a crisis. The amount of help that can be given will depend on your circumstances. https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/benefits-support/welfare-provision-scheme
North Somerset – Better Health – https://www.betterhealthns.co.uk/information/food-support/
These links are correct as of 1.12.22.