Category: Cost of living

26 Cost of living posts found.

Update: Energy bills support scheme alternative funding

Rising living costs

We know that many Shropshire residents use alternative domestic fuel arrangements, and are waiting for more details about the Government’s alternative funding…

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Warm Welcome offered at county fire stations

Warm Welcomes at fire stations

A handful of Shropshire fire and rescue stations are opening their doors as Warm Welcome venues in the coming weeks, offering local…

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Shropshire libraries hosting friendly banking advice sessions

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Libraries across Shropshire are hosting expert advice sessions to help people protect themselves from fraud, manage their money and learn about digital…

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Shropshire Holiday Activities and Food Programme winter holiday success

Children having HAF fun at The Bridge Youth Centre in Bridgnorth

Over the school Christmas holidays, hundreds of eligible children and young people from across Shropshire enjoyed being active and taking part in…

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Sign up to get the latest on Government energy bills support scheme alternative funding

Cost of living

Applications to the Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme – Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) are due to open in the next few weeks,…

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Government announces cost of living support for lowest income households in 2023/24

Millions of new cost of living payments from Spring 2023

Millions of the lowest-income households across the UK will get £900 – or up to £1,350 – from the Government in 2023/4…

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Energy bills support on the way for households with alternative sources


The Government has released details of forthcoming help with energy bills for those who do not have a relationship with an energy…

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Total of 1,000 places have been on offer through the HAF winter holiday programme

Children having HAF fun at The Bridge Youth Centre in Bridgnorth

Hundreds of children across Shropshire are still enjoying being active and taking part in seasonal sessions offered by the Holiday Activities and…

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News from our partners: paying for Christmas with ‘buy now, pay later’ deals

Online shopping

This time of year is always so expensive, with presents to buy and heating bills going up. I’ve seen offers for ‘Buy…

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Sleigh no to loan sharks

You are not alone

At a time when households are under extreme pressure with mounting living costs, there is growing concern that unscrupulous lenders known as…

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