We've used this page to pull together all of the main support services offered by us and our partners to help with the rising cost of living.
We'll continue to update this page as and when we're made aware of new ways you can get help.
We offer free, confidential and independent advice on a full range of money matters to anyone living in a Arcon property. Some of the things we can help with include:
If you're pregnant or have a child under four, our Money Advice Team would strongly recommend checking if you're entitled to £17+ a month in 'Healthy Start' payments to help with food costs:
More than 215,000 people are missing out on Healthy Start prepaid cards offering at least £4.25 a week to spend on healthy food, milk and vitamins.
If you’re eligible**, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. The NHS will add your benefit onto this card every four weeks.
You can use your card to buy:
You can also use your card to collect:
**To find out if you're eligible, visit the NHS website using the button below.
Broadband is now a key utility for many, but according to regulator Ofcom, one million households are struggling to pay their broadband bill. There are special discounted social tariffs available to help, but millions who eligible are missing out. Check below to see what firms are offering and if you qualify.
WaterSure is a scheme which helps some people with their water bills. To apply for the scheme, you must be on benefits and need to use a lot of water either for medical reasons or because your household has a certain number of school-age children. You also need to be on a water meter or be waiting to have one installed.
For more information and how to apply click here - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/water/water-supply/problems-with-paying-your-water-bill/watersure-scheme-help-with-paying-water-bills/
Warm spaces are welcoming places where you can expect things like:
Help's also at hand for housing issues, health and wellbeing, money matters, employment and training, and more.
Click on the links below for more information on warm spaces -
Are you looking to spice up your mid week meal on a budget? We have you covered!
Click on the links below for quick and easy affordable meals
Please follow the link below to find food support in Manchester -