Cost of living support

Financial support including the household support fund, food support, help with your bills, childcare costs and transport costs

We recognise that people in Cumberland may be struggling due to the cost of living. It could be emotionally, financially or just because they need practical help to get in touch and seek support.

It can be daunting to search through what is on offer and to find what you need. We have provided local information on a range of helpful topics.

You might feel worried or find yourself in a position you have never experienced before, but please don't wait for problems to get worse, there are many local and national organisations that can help including the government website help for households.

You could also read our new booklet - Winter Help (PDF 161KB) - it lists lots of support agencies available to help you this winter.

Why you're going to a different website

As a new council we are in the process of adding information to this website. To give you the information you need some pages will link back to the old council websites.

About the council changes