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Other places to find help if you are struggling with money

Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly Information

Advice and helpline services for older people, their families and carers
01872 266383

Age Uk Cornwall website

Benefits and Housing

Find out about what benefits or short-term grants you may be eligible for

Benefits and support

0300 1234 121 (chose option 2)

Housing support

0300 1234 161 (chose option 2)

Cornwall Housing website


Citizens Advice Cornwall

Advice on benefits, debt, money, housing and more
0800 144 8848 (freephone)
Text ADVICE or DEBT to 78866

Citizens Advice Website

Christians Against Poverty

Debt counselling charity with a number of centres in Cornwall

0800 328 0006 (freephone)

Christians Against Poverty website

DisAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Advice on rights and entitlements with practical support for people with a long-term condition, disability and families.

01736 759500 

Disability Cornwall website

First Light

Charity supporting people who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

0300 777 4777

First Light website


Benefits and financial advice support for single parent families

0808 802 0925 (freephone)

Gingerbread website

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

Healthy Start website

Kernow Credit Union

Offers affordable, flexible loans and saving schemes

01209 314449

Kernow Credit Union website

Pentreath Ltd

Offer support to people living with mental health and emotional difficulties
01726 862727

Pentreath website

Step Change

Debt charity offering free debt advice and money management
0800 138 1111 (freephone)

Step Change website

St Petrocs

Advice line for support on homelessness issues 01872 264153

St Petrocs website

The Growth Hub

Find  independent and impartial business guidance

Growth Hub website


Information and financial support to help people get back on track

Turn2us website

National Databank

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 O2Vodafone and Three

Find out more from the Good Things Foundation website.

Good Things Foundation Databank

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 more on the Ofcom website

Winter Wellbeing

Find out if you can get help with heating bills

Winter well being page

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