Manchester City Council Cost of Living Advice Line
Cost of Living and Manchester Advice Line
We have received information from Manchester City council regarding the services that they are offering to help if you are struggling with the cost of living and details of the advice line. Please see information below
• Manchester’s FREE Cost of Living Advice Line 0800 023 2692 providing support with benefits, rent, debts, bills, food and getting online. Translation and Sign Video services are available. Or text on 07860 022876, and visit the web page on https://www.manchester.gov.uk/coladvice
• Information about Council support if you’re in financial difficulty https://www.manchester.gov.uk/FinancialSupport
• Information on wider support and – Help with the cost of living crisis https://www.manchester.gov.uk/HelpingHands
• The governments Help for Households
https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/ campaign providing advice and guidance about support such as:
– Help with interest payments on mortgages or loans for homeowners on qualifying benefits Check if you’re eligible for Support for Mortgage Interest https://www.gov.uk/support-for-mortgage-interest
– Social Tariffs: The government has worked with a range of Internet Service Providers and Mobile Network Operators to deliver low-cost broadband and phone service packages, called social tariffs, for those on low incomes. Check the Ofcom website to see if you can switch to a social tariff https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/costs-and-billing/social-tariffs
We have received information from the council regarding updates to winter neighbourhood support and cost of living.
Please see the booklet for the Openshaw area and information below sent from the council.
We know this Winter will be hard with the cost of living crisis, but there is lots of support out there in Manchester if you do need it. To help local people, Manchester Local Care Organisation’s integrated neighbourhood teams across the city have worked with colleagues at Manchester City Council and the voluntary sector to produce a series of neighbourhood service guides which you can now access online. The booklets outline much of the local support that is available across each neighbourhood. These include food banks, warm hubs, befriending services and other local offers. There are 11 booklets in total that cover our 12 neighbourhood areas (our two Wythenshawe based teams have provided a combined booklet).
All the booklets are accessible via www.manchesterlco.org/winter.