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Cost of living support

We know that many people are worried about the cost of living and the impact that this will have, including an increase in the risk of abuse and neglect happening.

There is support available.

View the information and resources below to support you in coping with the cost of living crisis. have information and support around income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel

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Dudley MBC has a wide variety of information and resources to help those struggling with the cost of living

Access the Dudley MBC resources

Dudley MBC also have a household support fund – help with cost of living during the winter time, find out more and apply below:

DMBC Household Support Fund

Dudley Council have information on how they engage with scam victims in the Dudley Borough to raise awareness and improve reporting of scams and stop financial abuse.

Scams information from Dudley Council

These pages share information and resources, including accessible information, to help those with learning disabilities with the increases in the cost of living.

Saving money and staying warm and well

Energy bills

Grants and financial help

The cold weather plan gives advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather.

Access the cold weather plan for England

Black Country Foodbank helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of emergency food and toiletry supplies while a longer-term solution is developed.

Find the nearest foodbank location


Citizens Advice offer information, advice, guidance and casework in 11 key areas:

Benefits, Employment, Debt and Money, Consumer, Relationships, Housing, Law and Rights, Discrimination, Tax, Healthcare, and Education.

Find out more on the Citizens Advice – Dudley and Wolverhampton website

For a vulnerable person, living in a cold home increases their chance of serious illness or death. They are at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke, breathing problems, flu, depression and falls.

Access the NICE Guidance on preventing winter deaths

As the weather starts to turn colder and with energy bills on the rise, it’s reassuring to know that there are places across the Dudley Borough where you will receive a Warm Welcome.

View information below: 

Information is available from West Midlands Fire Service to help stay fire safe while trying to reduce the cost of heating or lighting your home.

WMFS also have a PowerPoint Presentation and information sheet available for partners to download