We know that the rising cost of living is a real worry for hard-working and struggling households in Plymouth and across the country as a whole. We have created our cost of living hub to make it as easy as possible to find help with rising bills and costs.
Here you will find signposts to the help that’s on offer - from financial support including information about benefits or help with budgeting, to where to go to get help with gas and electricity bills.
Our hub also includes information on help with Council Tax, housing costs and support with food costs, as well as how to contact voluntary organisations working across the city.
Remember - if you are struggling, you are not alone and there is no shame in asking for help. Everyone needs a little bit of extra support at some point in their lives.
The Council has launched a new, city-wide Cost of Living Plan which outlines how residents will be supported throughout the crisis.
Information about benefits, budgeting, debt and scam advice
Find out about the help available if you are worried about energy bills
Free things for everyone to enjoy in Plymouth
Organisations that can help if you need support feeding your family or yourself
Extra support with food and energy bills available for Plymouth households
If you have children and are struggling, make sure you are claiming all the support available to you
Welcoming, warm places in Plymouth you can visit
Services and organisations are here to help if you are struggling and need support
Help available if you’re struggling with housing costs and bills, or are at risk of becoming homeless
Support for learning new skills, or help to find a new job
Plymouth Charter’s toolkit with actions for employers to support employees