Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly Information
Advice and helpline services for older people, their families and carers
Benefits and Housing
Find out about what benefits or short-term grants you may be eligible for
0300 1234 121 (chose option 2)
0300 1234 161 (chose option 2)
Citizens Advice Cornwall
Advice on benefits, debt, money, housing and more
0800 144 8848 (freephone)
Text ADVICE or DEBT to 78866
Christians Against Poverty
Debt counselling charity with a number of centres in Cornwall
0800 328 0006 (freephone)
DisAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Advice on rights and entitlements with practical support for people with a long-term condition, disability and families.
Charity supporting people who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.
0300 777 4777
Benefits and financial advice support for single parent families
0808 802 0925 (freephone)
Healthy Start Vouchers
To help buy fruit, vegetables and milk if you’re on a low income, pregnant or have a child under 4.
0345 607 6823
Kernow Credit Union
Offers affordable, flexible loans and saving schemes
Offer support to people living with mental health and emotional difficulties
Debt charity offering free debt advice and money management
0800 138 1111 (freephone)
Advice line for support on homelessness issues 01872 264153
The Growth Hub
Find independent and impartial business guidance
Information and financial support to help people get back on track
The UK National Databank helps thousands of vulnerable people in communities across the UK to get connected. The databank has been built with support from Virgin Media O2 and with data donated by Virgin Media O2, Vodafone and Three.
Find out more from the Good Things Foundation website.
Cheaper broadband and phone packages
Social tariffs are cheaper broadband and phone packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. Some providers call them ‘essential’ or ‘basic’ broadband.
They’re delivered in the same way as normal packages, just at a lower price. Amid rising living costs, Ofcom is encouraging companies to offer social tariffs to help customers on low incomes.
Find out if you can get help with heating bills