Resources

We will keep adding to these so do check back. If you have a resource you think would be useful for people to know about drop us a line at costofliving@corganisers.org

Planning a Cost of Living Summit

A guide from TCC explaining everything you need to know to host your own summit. Don't forget to let us know it's happening!

Cost of Living Summit report

A report from TCC on the first Cost of Living Summit which was held in Wales earlier this year.

10 key messages

To get started, the Cost of Living Alliance has put together 10 key messages you can share on social media to show your support.

Guide to Power Analysis

From the National Academy of Community Organising, this guide helps communities to understand where power currently sits.

Rising Energy bills

An easy guide to highlight why energy bills are increasing to help people understand their bills.

Help for Households

Information from the government on cost of living support across key themes including income, energy, childcare, housing, transport and employment.

entitledto

A benefit checker which will check you are receiving what you’re entitled to.

turn2us grant search

See if there are any grants you could be eligible for.

Grants and benefits to help you pay your energy bills

Information from Citizens Advice

Applying for a Discretionary Housing Payment

If you already claim benefits and they don’t cover your rent, you might be able to get a discretionary housing payment through your council.

How Council Tax works

You could be entitled to a discount on your council tax too if, for example, you are the only adult living in your household or are a carer living with the person you care for.

'Worrying About Money?'

The 'Worrying About Money?' cash first referral leaflets from the Independent Food Aid Network are co-designed as straightforward resources for both people facing money worries and support workers.