The cost of living is affecting everyone, in different ways. Nationwide, many schemes and rebates have been introduced to help households.

We are encouraging our residents to check that they are getting the support they are entitled to.

For more information about the help available - and how to access it - please access the webpages within this section.

Our response

In May 2022, we published our five point plan. This outlined a series of steps we would take to support people through the cost of living crisis.

Six months later - as the crisis evolved - our cost of living dashboard report reflected on the progress made, and the impact that the crisis has had on our districts so far.

Following this report, and in recognition of the crisis constantly changing, our cost of living plan has been updated.

The refreshed plan sets out additional areas of focus, which:

  • respond to the changing needs of our residents
  • identifies steps to support people through the current crisis
  • builds longer term resilience across our communities

Access our refreshed plan:

Read our refreshed plan here