This page contains information and links to support and guidance offered by Central Government and National Organisations
MANAGING YOUR COST OF LIVING
This website has a huge amount of information about where to get help with managing the cost of living
CITIZEN'S ADVICE - can help you maximise your household income
Free, confidential, impartial advice
Get help to make sure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to.
Last year the North East Derbyshire Citizens Advice helped their clients increase their income by £4.7million.
Freephone adviceline 0808 250 5702 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm
For advice and support with
- Debt and money
- Relationships and family
ENERGY SAVING TRUST - provide tips on making your home more energy efficient to help with your energy bills
Are you one of the million pensioners missing out on a critical boost to your income? This payment is worth on average £3,300 a year, It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
If you are of state pension age (so currently 66 or older) and have total weekly income under roughly £200, then get online at www.gov.uk/pensioncredit or call the pension credit helpline on 0800 99 1234 to see if you're due.
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Help managing your finances
Derbyshire County Council Support
This page gives details on support and guidance available from the County Council
Derbyshire Discretionary fund may be able to help you during an emergency or crisis situation and to support you to continue to live independently or cope with exceptional pressure when you have no other source of funding. Two funds are available:
• exceptional pressure grant
• emergency cash payment
Apply for a grant or cash payment by phone: 01629 533399.
The team will take some personal information during the call and then an assessor will phone back to discuss the application in more detail. The assessor will need to know:
• the type of payment being applied for
• if the application is for an emergency cash payment for food, heating, or emergency travel – how a person or family is in crisis and what will happen if help is not quickly made available
• if the application is for an exceptional pressure grant, which of the particular difficulties listed previously applies to the situation
• for both types of payments, the assessor will ask about what money and savings might be available
SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY & FOOD PROVISION FOR CHILDREN
Derbyshire County Council are running holiday activities throughout Summer and have plans to do the same Easter and Christmas 2023.
The scheme is called - It's About Me
Bespoke age related activities as well as food provided to children taking part
FREE INTERNET ACCESS AT DERBYSHIRE LIBRARIES
Using computers is easy and free in all Derbyshire libraries. The nearest one to Pilsley is Clay Cross:
Computers can be booked, by logging onto the Netloan booking system or phoning your local library.
North East Derbyshire District Council
This page contains information and guidance of support at Borough level
This gives details of support and help in and around Pilsley
FREE or REDUCED PRICE LOCAL FOOD
OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. For your convenience, OLIO can also be used for non-food household items too.
LOCAL & NATIONAL DEALS