With the rising cost of living having a significant effect on the way many of us live, we have listed some schemes and organisations which can offer support.

Milton Keynes City Council – information on housing benefit, council tax bills, welfare provision and more.

https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/benefits/cost-living-support

Money Helper – free advice resource provided by the UK Government’s Money & Pensions Service.

www.moneyhelper.org.uk

Cost of Living Payment – guidance on getting an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits.

www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment

MK Central Citizens Advice Bureau – advice on a range of issues

Tel. 01908 604 475

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/get-help-with-the-cost-of-living/

MK Food Bank – short-term crisis food support.

Tel. 01908 322 800 – https://mkfoodbank.org.uk/

Money Saving Expert – popular consumer website with tips for reducing household bills.

www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/cost-of-living-survival-kit/

Age UK – national charity offering advice and support to older people on a range of issues.

www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/cost-of-living/

Community Action: MK – local organisation supporting charities and community groups.

communityactionmk.org/cost-of-living-support

Baby Basics MK – supporting parents with everyday essentials for young children.

www.babybasicsmk.org.uk

The Re-Use Community Project – community-based initiative encouraging the reuse of unwanted items for those who cannot afford to buy new.

Milton Keynes City Council has published a document laying out the financial support it is making available to households, families and charities.  Click the image above to find out where you may be able to benefit.

Is the cost of living playing on your mind?

Visit our Local Health Services page for mental health resources and organisations which may be able to help manage the strain.

Community Fridge ⋅ Over 50s Club ⋅ Youth Club ⋅ Parents & Tots ⋅ Exercise & football sessions

Click for information about all our free community clubs