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Cost of Living helpful advice and support

Help with your council tax and benefits

If you’re on a low income, you may be able to get help with your council tax bill. To find out more, go to www.rushmoor.gov.uk/counciltaxsupport. This website also has information on what benefits are available and how to claim them. Find out more at www.rushmoor.gov.uk/benefits.

Citizens Advice Rushmoor

If you’re struggling, Citizens Advice Rushmoor can help you with free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information. www.citizensadvicerushmoor.org.uk.

Help from your gas and electricity supplier

Some energy companies have support funds and hardship grants available for customers who are struggling. They can also offer you advice. For details, contact your supplier directly, or go to www.rushmoor.gov.uk/costofliving for a list of companies offering support schemes.

Government schemes

The government has a number of schemes to help with your energy and cost-of-living bills over the winter. Find out more at www.gov.uk/cost-of-living.

Hitting the cold spots advice line

Hampshire County Council’s advice line is open to all Hampshire residents struggling to keep their homes warm. You can call Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Tel: 0800 804 8601 (Call 023 8033 6172 for landline rates. May not be free from mobiles)

Keeping your home warm

Having a well-insulated home will help keep it warm and cut down on your bills. The Warmer Homes scheme offers money towards home energy efficiency improvements. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply at www.warmerhomes.org.uk or call 0800 038 5737 for details.

Help your veterans

The Royal British Legion offers means-tested grants of up to £200 a month for a year for veterans and their families. The cost-of-living grants can help towards everyday essentials like kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs. Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk and look for ‘Get support’ or call 0808 802 8080

Help for parents

All schools in Aldershot and Farnborough have additional funding to support families in need. Please contact your local school.

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