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Cost of Living support

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With the cost of living so high at the moment, we all need to know where to get the best help and advice. Keep an eye on this page as we'll be updating it regularly with additional signposting links.


Welsh Government has a new webpage which has details of a range of different support schemes available, housing and living costs advice, and also to how to get help if you fall behind with your bills. Follow this link to the 'Get help with the cost of living' page on the Welsh Government website.

Public Health Wales has a new webpage on staying well during the Cost of Living crisis. It contains information on financial support, mental health and wellbeing, protecting your health, eating well, and staying well. Follow this link to the 'Staying well during the Cost of Living crisis' page on the Public Health Wales website.

Carers Wales' website has information around benefits and payments you may be entitled to as a carer. It also offers free online support sessions on winter wellbeing, disabled facilities grants etc. Follow this link to the Carers Wales website.

Morrisons are offering an emergency 'Package for Sandy' initiative, which includes two free sanitary towels, as they fight back against period poverty. Follow this link to the 'Package For Sandy - Morrisons local initiative goes nationwide to tackle period poverty' page on the Morrisons website.

BBC have a webpage dedicated to budget meals. From £1 a day vegetarian meals to cooking without using the oven and budget slow cooker recipes, you'll find some tasty dishes without breaking the bank. Follow this link to the 'Budget recipes and advice' section of the BBC Food website.

Co-op - Are you welcoming people into a warm space in your community, or wanting to extend existing activities or services to support more people? Eligible community groups could get up to £3,000 to continue or extend vital services. For more information about the Co-op Warm Spaces Boost, follow this link.

National Databank - The aim is to work with community partners to provide free access to the internet to those who are unable to get online. Virgin Media, O2, Vodafone and Three have donated 47m gigabytes of data. Aim is to support over 500,000 people. For more information about National Databank and how to get free access to the internet, follow this link to the Word document. 

Broadband providers - A variety of broadband providers are offering social tariffs. For more information about the Broadband providers and their social tariffs, follow this link to the Word document. 

Local support

Switched On, based in Swansea, offers independent, unbiased, free support and information to all on how to improve their energy efficiency, switch energy providers and provide access to fuel payment support for those on welfare rights. Follow this link to the 'Switched on' section of The Environment Centre website.

Swansea Council has a webpage with Swansea-based support links: Follow this link to the 'Cost of living help' page on Swansea Council's website.  

Neath Port Talbot CVS webpage with support in Neath Port Talbot: Follow this link to the 'Cost of living' page on the Neath Port Talbot CVS website.

Neath Port Talbot Council has a number of links to initiatives and information which can help. These include:

Neath YMCA has a baby bank to alleviate the burden on struggling families by helping provide the basic needs for their children. Follow this link to the Neath YMCA website.

West Glamorgan Carers Liaison Forum has a PDF document containing information on Cost of living support for carers in Neath Port Talbot. Follow this link to view the Cost of living support for carers in Neath Port Talbot PDF document. 

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau ffôn yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi. Mae’r dudalen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg drwy bwyso’r botwm ar y dde ar frig y dudalen.

We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.