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Cost of Living Support

We know that many local people across North East Lincolnshire will be hit by the cost of living crisis this winter.


From the impact of energy bills going up to the cost of the weekly shop, the awful pressures on people’s budgets are only continuing to grow. 


In parliament, the Liberal Democrats have supported moves to freeze the energy price cap to prevent residents being hit with even higher bills. Locally in North East Lincolnshire Council, we have tabled a plan to provide further support for those suffering from food poverty, have provided free family fun activities and grown free, fresh food for the communities we represent. We have also voted against Council Tax increases. 


The Grimsby and Cleethorpes Liberal Democrat team have now launched  this webpage with further details of organisations that can provide help, advice and information. 


We hope you find it helpful.

Household Support Fund:

This scheme is running until March 2024 to help with the cost of food, energy and other household bills and wider essentials. The maximum payment available to each household is £250. Find out if you are eligible here.  

Warm Home Discount:

You could get £150 off your electricity bill for winter 2023 to 2024 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. Visit this website for further details on how to apply. 

Free Gas Safety Check:

Contact 01472 326296 option 5, or visit their website, for more information. 

Keep Warm and Well this Winter: 

Visit website for future details. 


Housing Grants and Loans: 

For all home energy and housing enquiries, including heating, insulation improvements and housing repairs complete the home energy enquiry form.

Food Provisions:

If you're struggling to feed yourself or your family, help is available. Find more information and opening times of food provisions over Christmas at ConnectNEL.


Financial Support, Advice and Guidance:

For help managing finances, visit this website for further details. 


Condensation, Damp and Mould:

If left untreated, mould can cause long-term damage to a property, as well as having a sometimes-devastating impact on occupants’ health. Visit this website for guidance and advice. 


Homelessness and Housing Advice:

If you are homeless or at risk of losing your home within the next 56 days, you must seek help and advise immediately. This website can help. 


Sign up to the Big Community Switch:

Big Community Switch is a free scheme that could help you save money on your energy bills. Find furthe details here


Can’t Afford to Pay your Council Tax Bill:

Do not ignore the letters if you are struggling to pay your Council Tax or are behind with your payments. The best thing to do is contact the Council to discuss ways to help you. To speak to the Council's debt management team call 0300 3030164 and select option 2, and visit the website for further details. 


Extra Money for Rent and Council Tax:

You can apply for extra help with your housing costs, known as Discretionary Housing Payments, if you receive Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit.In exceptional circumstances, the money can also be used to help you pay rent in advance to move into a new property.Visit the website for more information and to apply. 


Citizens Advice North East Lincolnshire:

Contact 0808 2505 701 for a full benefit check, or advice and guidance.

Severe weather:

For general advice on keeping warm and safe this winter, visit this website

Mental Health:

It's important to remember you are not alone, and there is support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week - even over Christmas. Navigo offers a range of mental health services across North East Lincolnshire. Call 01472 256256 (option 3) for support or text ORANGE to 85258.

Young Minds Matter supports young people with mental health and emotional health. Call 01472 626100, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. For out-of-hours support, contact Navigo above.

Bereavement Support:

Service offers free one-to-one or group support, for anyone suffering from grief. Call the team on 01472 250623 to arrange the most appropriate support. 

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