If you're looking for help to pay your household bills, there are a number of government cost of living support packages for low-income households, pensioners and disabled people.
You can also find out about discretionary housing payments and how to get help with your water bills.
If you're disabled, a pensioner or receiving means-tested benefits, you're entitled to the government's cost of living packages.
£301 paid in April and May 2023 for most people
£300 paid during autumn 2023 for most people
£299 paid during spring 2024 for most people
Also, the household support fund is available from local councils to anyone who needs additional support this winter.
You don't have to be receiving benefits if you're applying for your council’s household support fund. Contact your local council to see the welfare assistance they are offering.
Visit the Help for Households website to find out more.
If you receive housing benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit, but need more financial support with housing costs, you can apply for a discretionary housing payment through your local council.
These one-off payments are given at the discretion of your local council.