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There are lots of sources of support for you and your family if you need help or advice about the cost of living.

On this page you will find relevant information links to advice pages provided by your council by local authority area including:

  • Warm spaces
  • Food support
  • Benefits and other financial assistance
  • How to get help with housing

Children living in cold homes are more than twice as likely to suffer from respiratory illness, such as asthma and bronchiolitis, than those in warmer homes. Fuel poverty can also affect babies’ growth and development, have devastating effects on young people’s mental health, and adversely impacts children’s education.

Your local Citizens Advice can be contacted directly if you want to speak to someone about any difficulties you may be having, see the local service list.

Newcastle:

Cost of Living Support for Newcastle – If you’re struggling to manage you can access a range of advice and support so you can find the help you need

Printable ‘Help with the Cost of Living Crisis’ booklet

Winter Wellbeing Hubs – Across the city a network of winter wellbeing spaces can support you, providing not just warmth but a warm welcome and a place for coming together.

Food banks – find your nearest food bank

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice Newcastle

North Tyneside:

North Tyneside Council

Cost of Living Support – find the support available from the Council, advice, and signposting to other relevant organisations, including support with food

Other sources of support in your area:

Citizens Advice North Tyneside