Debt Management and Cost of Living

Help with cost of living

We understand that many residents are facing a cost of living crisis with rising bills, if you’re worried about affording payments, managing debt and looking after you and your family’s wellbeing – there is support available.

  • Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly.

    You may be able to get Universal Credit if you’re on a low income or need help with your living costs. You could be working (including self-employed or part time) or be out of work.

    To claim you must:

    • live in the UK
    • be aged 18 or over (there are some exceptions if you’re 16 to 17)
    • be under State Pension age
    • have £16,000 or less in money, savings and investments

    You can use a benefits calculator to check what benefits you could get.