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Struggling with the cost of living? Help may be available

Rising energy, fuel and food costs are having a significant financial impact on people in our communities. However, if you are struggling to pay your household bills there is a range of support and help available in Perth and Kinross.

Cost of living

If you are struggling, please ask for help. We understand that it's not your fault, and the Council and our community partners may be able to support you through this.

We've brought together a list of all of the local sources of advice and support into these pages. Just go to the section which is most relevant for you.

If you're a community group providing advice and support and would like us to add your information to these pages, just get in touch and let us know.

Scottish Government help and advice

The Scottish Government cost of living website provides information on the wide range of advice and financial support available to people in Scotland. The site includes information on help available for households to meet rising energy, housing and other costs. It also provides details on accessing Scottish and UK social security payments, including online benefit calculators, as well as wider health and wellbeing information.

Warm spaces in Perth and Kinross

Earlier this year Councillors agreed funding to support community groups and venues to create warm, welcome and safe spaces which are open to the public for free during the cold winter months.

Struggling to pay your energy bills?

The cost of household energy has increased significantly recently, and this looks set to continue. If you are struggling to pay your electricity and heating bills, help and support is available.

Struggling to pay your rent or mortgage?

Whether you're a Council tenant, private tenant or a home owner, if you're worried about how you're going to pay your rent or mortgage, ask for help,

Struggling with bills and other debts?

Most people need help will bills at some point in their life and may be eligible to claim benefits. Don't miss out on support which could help you at this difficult time.

Worried about food?

Community foodbanks and local larders are available across Perth and Kinross giving access to free or reduced food.

Are you feeling the strain?

If you are feeling the strain, a wide range of local support is available to help you.

Want to help others?

If you are in a position where you can offer help to people struggling, please consider how you can get involved.

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