Cost of Living Crisis Support
If you are in need of a food parcel, please contact Telford Crisis support on:
You might be able to increase your income by doing things like:
For more guidance on income maximisation, click here.
There are things you can do if you're struggling to pay your bills.
If you’re struggling with money, there are steps you can take to save on your regular living costs.
You might be able to save money by:
Money Saving Expert has a cost of living help guide which you can find here. This guide can help you to find ways of stretching your money a little further.
Simply put, a budget is a plan for your money. If you’ve never created or maintained a budget before, it might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. In fact, the most successful budgets are simple. Citizens Advice budgeting tool can help you understand:
You can contact our debt unit for advice if you are struggling with your debts.
Don’t ignore bills or letters about money you owe.
Some people find the need to borrow money at some stage to tide them over in an emergency.
Before you borrow money, it's important to make sure you will be able to keep up the repayments. Our handy tips for borrowing can help when you borrow money, take out a loan or use credit cards.
If you are concerned about inflation and how it might affect you, please see the UK inflation rate calculator from the BBC.
Telford & Wrekin Council's Emergency Welfare Crisis Assistance scheme is designed to provide help to residents who have experienced some type of crisis, disaster or unexpected emergency and need assistance or support to keep them or their family safe and well, and cannot afford the assistance that they need.
Please click here to read about the emergency welfare support that is being provided by Telford & Wrekin Council.
Thanks to some research, we can compare the average cost and energy use of various cooking appliances, and methods of cooking, to help you save money amidst the cost of living crisis.
The research below is based on the average amount of time each appliance is used for per day. The figures are based on the latest figures from Cornwall insight on 22nd August.
Dual cooker (part electric, part gas)
Other top tips
Saving energy can help you to save money during the cost of living crisis. To find out how to save energy in the home, Uswitch have put a webpage together which offers 102 useful tips and tricks that you can use to save some money. Click here to be redirected.
A useful infographic from Bloomberg has been created to help you budget and see the areas where your energy usage will be the highest:
Telford Repair Café is a community organisation that offers free repairs on electronics, clothing, textiles, toys, and more. This community organisation hosts Repair Café events to not only assist people in need with free repairs that they might not be able to afford, but to also reduce waste and promote sustainable living, as believers in the Right to Repair.
As the cost of living increases, groceries, utilities, leisure activities, etc. are becoming more expensive and often unaffordable for a lot of people. The government's own website has put together a list of discounts and offers from businesses such as Asda, Sainsbury's, Amazon, Primark, Various utility companies and more. To find out more, and see the full list of businesses, click the link below: