Support to help you and your family stay warm and well

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Cost of living sources of support

There are lots of sources of support for you and your family if you need help or advice about the cost of living this winter.

On this page you will find relevant information links to advice pages provided by your council by local authority area including:

  • Warm spaces
  • Food support
  • Benefits and other financial assistance
  • How to get help with housing

Your local Citizens Advice can also be contacted directly if you want to speak to someone about any difficulties you may be having, see our local service list below.

Resources by all and local authority area

 

Cost of Living Support - provides local information for Cumbrian residents on a range of helpful topics

Printable Cost of Living Support leaflet

Warm Spots – find your nearest Warm Spot, offering a warm, welcoming space for people to visit this winter if they need it. They are run by a range of different organisations including churches, village halls, local councils and libraries.

Food banks – find your nearest food bank

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Carlisle and Eden

Citizens Advice Allerdale

Citizens Advice Copeland

 

Money advice – guidance and support for residents, including Warm Space venues

Food banks – find your nearest food bank

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Darlington, Redcar and Cleveland

Help with your money – advice and guidance for residents

Warm Spaces - Warm Spaces are somewhere you can go to get warm, stay warm and enjoy a little company. In some you'll also be able to get refreshments.

Help with food costs – find your nearest food bank

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice County Durham

Help with the Cost of Living - Information and advice to help families and individuals, whether you're working or not

Warm Spaces Directory – Providing spaces with respect, dignity and warmth

Support with food - A directory of organisations and social movements that can help relieve pressure caused by rising living costs

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Gateshead

Cost of Living Support - This hub has information about what help you can get if you're in financial difficulty, and services which can support you

Warm Spaces Warm Welcome – map and list of warm spaces in Middlesbrough

Food banks – find your nearest food bank

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Middlesbrough

 

Cost of Living Support for Newcastle - If you’re struggling to manage you can access a range of advice and support so you can find the help you need

Printable ‘Help with the Cost of Living Crisis’ booklet

Winter Wellbeing Hubs - Across the city a network of winter wellbeing spaces can support you, providing not just warmth but a warm welcome and a place for coming together.

Food banks – find your nearest food bank

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Newcastle

North Tyneside Council

Cost of Living Support for Families - find the support available from the Council, advice, and signposting to other relevant organisations

Cost of Living Support for All Residents – including support with food

Warm Welcome venues – Find your nearest Warm Welcome Hub on the interactive map

Printable Warm Welcome venues information

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice North Tyneside

Cost of Living Support Hub – Cost of living support for all Northumberland residents, providing trusted advice and information, helping with the financial support available and bringing people together in their local communities to stay warm and well this winter.

Warm Spaces - Voluntary groups, community organisations and others from local communities have come together to establish a network of warm spaces this winter. This includes, but is not limited to, community centres, church halls, libraries and community hubs.

Support for families – including guidance on help accessing food

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Northumberland

Cost of Living Support - information and advice to help families and individuals, whether you're working or not

Warm Spaces - Information about where to find warm spaces and what they are offering

Food banks – information about food banks and where to find them

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Darlington, Redcar and Cleveland

Cost of Living Support and Advice – Guidance and signposting for residents

Warm Spaces South Tyneside - Warm spaces are free public places where residents can go to get warm, save money on their heating costs, avoid social isolation, and receive support and advice

Food banks – find a local food bank

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice South Tyneside

Cost of Living Support Hub - Here you will find information on the benefits, advice and support available to you to help you through the cost of living crisis

Printable ‘Cost of living help and support’ booklet

Warm Spaces - Warm Spaces are free, non-judgmental public places where people can go to get warm, save money on their heating costs, avoid social isolation, receive vital support and advice while staying as well as possible.

Stockton-on-Tees Food Power Network – find your nearest food bank

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Stockton & District Advice & Information Service

Cost of Living Support Hub – help and advice for residents

Warm Spaces - Warm Spaces are free to use and will provide a warm welcome to all

Food support services – find your nearest food bank

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Sunderland

Support covering all areas

National Energy Action - If you or someone you know can’t afford to heat their home then we’re here to help – we offer a range of advice and support both directly to people in need, and via frontline workers and other intermediaries.

Turn2Us - Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially.

North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network – sources of support for cost of living, and signposting to help and advice on mental health and wellbeing

Worried about your child's health?

If you are at all worried about your child’s health and wellbeing over the winter months you can find lots of information about common childhood illnesses on this website, which will help you take the most appropriate action for their symptoms.

Illnesses in children affecting their chest and lungs, like asthma and bronchiolitis, can be made worse by cold temperatures and damp air so do seek help if keeping them warm is difficult for you to manage at home.

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