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Cost of living support

If you're struggling due to the increased cost of living at the moment, please consult the support available below.

You can visit the Scottish Government Cost of Living website for further assistance.

Advice and support referral form

Use our advice and support referral form to ask for support from the following teams: financial inclusion, employability, homelessness, digital access/skills, health and wellbeing.

Energy advice and support

Help and support with rising energy costs. You can apply for the Energy Support Grant

Finance and benefits

Information on benefits, grants, rent, mortgages, Council Tax and other costs

Children and families

Including grants, payments, school costs and the National Entitlement Card

Food, clothing and essentials

Includes food banks and cooking on a budget, along with grants for free school meals, clothing or footwear

Health and wellbeing

Access health and wellbeing support, including the National Wellbeing Hub and a range of leisure activities

Business and community

Support for businesses and community organisations with the cost of living

Wifi and PC access

Information about free access to computers, the internet and wifi across North Ayrshire.