COST OF LIVING SUPPORT
COST OF LIVING SUPPORT
It is undoubtedly a difficult time with the rising costs affecting so many households including carers and disabled people. We have pulled together a list of local and national supports that may be able to help:
West Lothian Council Cost of Living Hub
West Lothian Council have compiled a range of resources to help with details of support available
This includes help with benefits and money, energy costs, household costs, grants and more.
GOV.UK ‘Help for Households’
Details what cost of living support may be available for households.
Energy Advice and Support
The following services share advice and information with tips to reduce the costs of your bills, as well as possible grants and services that may be available to you.
Citizens Advice Scotland: Online advice available, including smaller articles with tips to help cut down your bills. Visit their website.
Home Energy Scotland: This website has a huge range of energy advice available, including ways to make your home more energy-efficient and funding that you may be eligible for. Visit their website or call 0808 808 2282
Support to Access Food
There are several organisations and community groups within West Lothian to help you gain access to food essentials. You can use this online locator map to identify this support in your community:
West Lothian Council have created a map full of ‘Warm Welcome’ locations throughout the area. These places provide local people with a warm & welcoming place to visit, socialise, access services and provide support.
Benefits Advice and Support
CoWL Benefits Advice Clinic: Run by a benefits advisor from Advice Shop fortnightly via telephone or Teams. You can book an appointment by calling us on 01506 448000 or email email@example.com
Turn 2 Us: Are a charity who provide help to those going through financial difficulty. Visit their website.
Debt can be a difficult subject to talk about. With it, it can bring a lot of worry and stress.
If you are struggling with debt, there are local and national services who offer free support and advice, so you don’t need to worry alone:
West Lothian Advice Shop – Money and Debt Advice: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/…/Money-and-Debt-Advice
HELP OUT OF HOURS
West Lothian Council Social Work Services - website WLC Social Work
Out of Hours Emergency Service 01506 281028 / 281029
West Lothian Council main number 01506 280000
West Lothian Council Social Work Services 01506 282252
Open Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Telephone: 01506 448000
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