Cost of Living Support for St Helens

With the cost of living on the rise, this page summarises support available to residents and businesses in St Helens – click the links to find out more.

How can you help?

If you are in a position to help, you (or your business) could:

Business Support

St Helens Chamber offer a range of business support services, which can help you access funding, consultancy and more free of charge.

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Employment Support

As the National Careers Service for St Helens, St Helens Chamber can provide free, impartial careers advice, CV writing and more.

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Training Services

St Helens Chamber can help you access funding and support to access Apprenticeship training or train your workforce.

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Warm Spaces

Warm Spaces are somewhere you can go to get warm, stay warm and enjoy a little company. In some you’ll also be able to get refreshments.

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Household costs

This page has information on cost of living payments and details on support that is available to help manage rising household costs.

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Fuel Bills & Energy

This page has advice and guidance on how to manage your fuel bills and save energy – including information on grants and funding available.

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Help with Council tax

If you are having concerns about paying your Council Tax during this difficult period please visit this page.

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Cost of Living FAQ’s

Here are answers to some questions you may have about what you’re entitled to and how to access support.

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Food Banks and Support

Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action have produced a guide to community food and provision.

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Housing and rent

This page contains information on accessing housing advice and support with homelessness.

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Welfare Benefits

This page contains information on how to claim Universal Credit and other benefits.

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Local/National support

This page contains contact information for local and national support services you can access.

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Health and Wellbeing

This page contains information on staying well and keeping active in the local area.

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Free School Meals

Use this page to check whether your child will be eligible for free school meals.

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Benefit Calculator

Use this page to get information on the benefits you could be eligible to claim.

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Fire Safety

The National Fire Chiefs Council is concerned the increase in the cost of living could see a sharp increase in accidental fires in the home and have put guidance together to help people stay fire safe.

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    Find out more about how St Helens Chamber can help your business