Worried about money? Support is available

Struggling households in Cornwall are reminded that there is support available to help them through the cost-of-living crisis.

Residents can check out the available help on Cornwall Council’s Cost of Living Support and Worried About Money web pages.

Town and Parish Councils are urged to signpost residents to this support where possible.

Meanwhile, Cornwall Council can confirm it has secured a further £4.5 million through the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Household Support Fund (HSF) to help hard-hit households. The money will primarily be used to provide one-off cash payments to pensioners in receipt of pension credit and to families with children eligible for free school meals.

The remaining money will be used by the Council and partner organisations such as Volunteer Cornwall, Disability Cornwall and Community Energy Plus to help support those most in need.

Details on how people can access the fund will be made available in the coming weeks.

The Council and other members of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board have already pledged to work even more closely to help people following the Cost of Living Summit held in Penryn last month.