We will use this page to signpost some information on support with the increasing cost of living that is available to ensure people are aware of key websites and information sources.
Help for households– a government website to provide information for help available; including energy costs, childcare costs, cost of living payment etc.
The page on the councils website to show support available.
Making Money Count offers everyday help with money, being online, finding work and renting. All of our information is reliable, practical and easy to follow and is brought to you by organisations working across Cambridgeshire, West Norfolk and Peterborough who want to help make life fairer for everyone.
Energy Bill Support Scheme
The energy bill support scheme is automatic and worth £400. How the money will be discounted is explained here : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/getting-the-energy-bills-support-scheme-discount
Ask for Henry
Those who are in need of a free hot meal at Morrison’s cafe’s can ask for Henry and receive a free hot meal (this could be for a limited time and is jacket potato and baked beans from the press I am seeing).
Vulnerable Adult Scheme The city council offers a scheme for vulnerable adults to be able to apply for food or energy vouchers.
Pensioner Support Scheme – Age Uk runs the support scheme on behalf of the city council that offers support with utilities and food.
School holiday voucher scheme – has been extended until March 2023.
More information on the above at the website https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/council/benefits/household-support-fund