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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. 


Advice Plymouth

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


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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


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Money Helper

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


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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: 

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.

Check what benefits and financial support you can get

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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.

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