Cost of Living

Winter often comes with hardships for many of us. We've put together a page of useful contacts to help those of you facing difficulties this winter. If you know of someone in need of help, keep an eye out and this page in mind.

Council Support Schemes

People on low incomes may be elible for Housing Benefit, Discrectionary Housing Payments and Council Tax support from your local council. 

Wiltshire Council: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/benefits

Cotswold District: www.cotswold.gov.uk/council-tax-and-benefits/

Citizens Advice

Support with debt, benefits, housing and employment.

Wiltshire Council: www.citizensadvicewiltshire.org.uk/ | 0800 144 8848

Cotswold District: www.citizensadvice-stroudandcotswold.org.uk/ | 0808 800 0511

Shelter

Free housing advice. 

Website: www.england.shelter.org.uk

Phone: 0808 800 4444

Samaritans

Free housing advice. 

Website: www.samaritans.org

Phone: 116 123

Turn2Us

Provide information and financial support.

Website: www.turn2us.org.uk/

Phone: 0808 802 2000

Healthy Start Vouchers

Help buy fruit, veg and milk if you're on a low income, pregnant or have a child under 4.  

Website: www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

Phone: 0345 607 6823

MIND

Support for Mental Health.

Wiltshire: www.wiltshiremind.co.uk/ 

Cotswold District: www.sgmind.org.uk/

AgeUK 

Provides emergency food, support and advice. 

Wiltshire: www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire/ | 0808 196 2424

Cotswold District: www.ageuk.org.uk/gloucestershire/ | 01452 422660

 

 

OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS: 

Police non-emergency: 101

NHS non-emergency: 111

Wiltshire Council: 0300 456 0105

Cotswold District Council: 01285 623000

Wiltshire Highways: 0300 456 0105

Cotswold District Highways: 08000 514 514

RSPCA Emergencies: 0300 1234 999

Wessex Water: 0345 600 4600

Thames Water: 0800 316 9800

Galop (LGBT+ Helpline): 0800 999 5428

ManKind: 01823 334 244

National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247