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Benefits are designed and intended to help people live the best life possible, so it’s important you apply for all the help available to you.
Visit our benefits review page for more information about the benefits you can claim to help make life easier.
There are lots of organisations and schemes that can help you manage through the current cost of living crisis. Some of these are local to Warrington and there are also national schemes available to you.
We have split our list of help into different categories, depending on your specific situation. These include support with food, finances, bills and childcare.
If you need help with food, there are a number of foodbanks across Warrington, run by different organisations. Some foodbanks require you to have a voucher in order to use them, while others allow you to visit when you need to.
For advice about foodbanks, you can find information and help from the Warrington Foodbank information centre in Golden Square Shopping Centre. They are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 2pm. Please note, this is not a foodbank itself, but can provide advice and guidance.
There are also a number of organisations across Warrington that can help you with your food shopping or provide nutritious, low-cost meals.
There are a number of support schemes that have been created to help people through the current cost of living crisis. Some of these schemes are only open to people who are eligible and others you can apply for if you need help.
These schemes have now closed. Final payments will be issued w/c 28 August 2023
If you have any questions about the scheme please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We all need to try to reduce our energy bills but also need to live comfortably and heating our home is important to help us stay well. We have collated some support that might help you to reduce your energy bills.
There are a number of schemes that are available which can help you with the cost of childcare.
Some schemes provide free childcare hours, depending on the age of your child and your current circumstances.
Whether it's cheaper broadband, mobile phone deals or other money-saving tips, we have a list of ideas, support and advice to help you reduce your bills and cost of living.
You can make a request to list your organisation on the directory by completing our short online request form.
You'll need to let us know a few details including what type of support you are able to offer, who you would work with, what days you would be open/able to provide support and what address you would be providing support from (unless you are offering delivery/mobile support).
You will need to be an established organisation, charity, voluntary or community group to feature on the directory.
In response to the cost of living crisis, the government has launched Help for Households website to draw together support packages that help ease the cost of living impact.
There are 41 schemes available, including:
We know community, voluntary and not-for-profit groups can make a huge difference to residents who are struggling with the cost of living. To help with this, Warrington Voluntary Action are supporting a grant funding application process for community and voluntary groups to be able to provide vital support to residents.
If you're having difficulty with money, or with your mental health, then it's important to ask for help. There are free services which can help you manage your money, sort out your debts and look after your mental health.
The Happy? OK? Sad? website lists both local and national organisations who offer free advice, information or support on issues relating to mental health, money and debt.