Across the country prices are going up – we are all feeling it, particularly when it comes to food and energy costs. If you are struggling, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can offer
you support and advice on the best ways to help you and your family.
There are many people on prepayment meters that have still not redeemed their vouchers for the £400 support being provided through the Energy Bill Support Scheme. We encourage anyone who receives an e-mail or letter telling them to claim their voucher at a Post Office to do so as soon as they can as there is a limited time to claim them.
Help is available for your energy costs from:
Community Energy Plus provides free advice to help households reduce their energy bills. They can also help with top up vouchers in some circumstances. To find out more please visit
Warm Home Discount: to find out if you are eligible and for more information click www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme
For more information on Winter Fuel Payments click www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment
For more information on Cold Weather Payments click www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment
For more information on Cornwall Councils Winter Wellbeing click www.cornwall.gov.uk/winterwellbeing
Help with your food costs is available from:
For information regarding the location of your local foodbank or how to apply for vouchers click www.trusselltrust.org
Community larders are open to everyone regardless of income and enable us to reduce food waste. To find your local community larder click https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/help-with-food
Check if you are eligible for free school meals by clicking www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
The Healthy Start Scheme provides help for eligible families and those who are pregnant, to buy healthy food and milk in local shops. To apply click www.healthystart.nhs.uk
To help reduce food waste in Cornwall, you can click www.oddbox.co.uk