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:
- Make a donation of money to local foodbanks
- Donate food to local foodbanks
- Inspire local young people by taking part or sponsoring our education programmes
St Helens Chamber offer a range of business support services, which can help you access funding, consultancy and more free of charge.
As the National Careers Service for St Helens, St Helens Chamber can provide free, impartial careers advice, CV writing and more.
St Helens Chamber can help you access funding and support to access Apprenticeship training or train your workforce.
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.
This page has information on cost of living payments and details on support that is available to help manage rising household costs.
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.
Help with Council tax
If you are having concerns about paying your Council Tax during this difficult period please visit this page.
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.
Food Banks and Support
Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action have produced a guide to community food and provision.
Housing and rent
This page contains information on accessing housing advice and support with homelessness.
This page contains information on how to claim Universal Credit and other benefits.
This page contains contact information for local and national support services you can access.
Health and Wellbeing
This page contains information on staying well and keeping active in the local area.
Free School Meals
Use this page to check whether your child will be eligible for free school meals.
Use this page to get information on the benefits you could be eligible to claim.
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.