Money and finances
Cost of living support
If you need money or financial support and are struggling with the cost of living, the following services and organisations might be able to assist you.
Remember - if you are struggling, you are not alone and there is no shame in asking for help. Everyone needs a little bit of extra support at some point in their lives.
Citizens Advice Plymouth and Improving Lives Plymouth are working together in a joint contract with Plymouth City Council to provide a joined-up quality information and advice services across Plymouth.
Phone 0300 3309 043
Citizens Advice Plymouth
Citizens Advice Plymouth can help support you with your utility bills, financial support, benefits, pension, debt and legal advice.
The benefits calculator will help you find out what benefits you can claim. It is free to use, and the details you provide are anonymous.
Phone 08082 787 910
The Money Helper website joins up money and pensions advice, making it quicker and easier to find the right help. It brings together the support and services of three government-backed financial guidance providers: the Money Advice Service, the Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise. There are links to online tools and advice about a huge range of topics, including banking, credit, pensions and savings.
Phone 0800 0113797
General debt advice
You can search for the closest face-to-face service to you on Money Helper.
The following national organisations also offer online services, some of which are available 24 hours a day:
- StepChange Debt Charity
- Citizens Advice
- Financial Wellness Group
- Money Adviser Network
- National Debtline
Money Saving Expert has lots of advice and tips related to income and budgeting.
Find out what benefits and financial support you may be able to get
Use the government's online tool to find out what support you might be able to get to help with your living costs. You can get benefits and other financial support if you're eligible.
- Cost of living support
- Heating and energy support
- Food and shopping support
- Money and financial support
- Housing and homelessness support
- Mental health support
- Employment and training support
- Children, young people and families
- Help and support for carers
- Warm and welcoming spaces
- Crisis support
- Free internet and wi-fi access support
- Travel and transport
- Tips to help you save money
- Help from the government - view all of the cost of living support schemes that you could be eligible for and apply today
How to submit an organisation or community group to this website
If you are an organisation or community group and can help support people living in Plymouth, please complete our online form and we will add you to this directory.
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This page was last updated on 1 December 2022.