Money matters

Getting Help with the Rising Cost of Living

Many people are having difficulties due to the rising cost of living. You might not realise you're entitled to some help.

You can find out about the range of local help that's available, as well as national support, on this website.

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Energy Crisis Support Scheme

From 8 January 2024, the Council’s Energy Crisis Support Scheme provides a payment of up to £250 to households struggling to meet the costs of their energy bills as a result of the significant rise in energy costs.

This is the 3rd Energy Crisis Support Scheme available for Rotherham residents from the Household Support Fund (HSF). The funding for HSF3 is being provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. 

Any applications submitted previously will be processed in accordance with the scheme conditions.

Help with your energy bills | GOV.UK

Apply for support from the Energy Crisis Support Scheme

Reduce your energy bills with help from Community Energy Rotherham

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Housing support

Support if you’re struggling to pay your rent, mortgage or council tax, and help to insulate your home.

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Support with household bills

Help to pay your electricity, gas, water or broadband bill.

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Help with the cost of food

Free school meals, food vouchers, crisis food support and more.

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Advice on managing your money

Help to manage your money, budget and debt advice.

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Wellbeing support

Services that can help if you're worried about money, including mental health support, and other healthcare support and advice.

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Jobs and employment

Get advice and support from our team and benefit from opportunities around learning and working.

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Benefits and other support

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a grant from an organisation in Rotherham.

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Support for Housing Tenants

Information about the Tenants First service and support for a wide range of tenancy issues.

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Low-cost entertainment

How to access the internet, books and magazines for free, as well as finding free days out and things to do.

Open Arms Community Support Hubs

RotherFed are offering new community-based drop-in session through the Open Arms Community Support Hubs. 

A range of local voluntary and community groups, including RotherFed, Citizens Advice, Laser Credit Union, and Voluntary Action Rotherham, have partnered to develop and deliver a co-ordinated response to support communities most affected by the cost of living crisis.

Find out more about Open Arms Community Support Hubs


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Help for Households

In response to the cost of living crisis, the government has also launched a campaign to let everyone know what national support is available. This is called Help for Households.

Help for Households on GOV.UK

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