Advice if you're affected by the cost of living crisis

It's a difficult time for many people across Greater Manchester, as the costs of energy, food and other bills continue to rise.

But advice and support is available, no matter where you are...

Whether it's getting your finances into shape, managing your energy usage or boosting your health and wellbeing, local councils and organisations across Greater Manchester and beyond are here to give a helping hand.

Your local council can help with financial, wellbeing, benefit advice and other support. Find your council below:

If you prefer to text your question or issue then please use this number: 07860 022876. You will be asked in response for your postcode and some information about your inquiry so we can direct you to the right place in your local area.

National support

The Government has announced a package of measures to help households with the rising cost of living.

To find out more and see what you could claim, visit the Government's cost of living website (Gov.uk).

Useful links

Government cost of living website (Gov.uk)

Cost of living support factsheet (Gov.uk)

Check what benefits and financial support you can get with the Government benefits checker (Gov.uk)

Citizens Advice Bureau's website provides advice and support on a whole range of issues.

In Greater Manchester, there is also lots of advice and support available from the GMCA, charities and other organisations:

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Pension

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Childcare

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Travel

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Home safety

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Energy

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Food

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Housing

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