Cheshire West & Chester Council Cost of Living Support Newsletter – 15 February 2023

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Support for children and families


Many families across the borough are struggling to afford the essentials, let alone extra activities or a lengthy uniform list. However, there is lots of support out there to help you access food, uniforms and more.


Get free photo ID to vote in the May elections

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You will need to show photographic identification before you vote at the local, town and parish council elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. If you don’t have an accepted form of ID, don’t panic because you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate free of charge.




Save money with a simple boiler hack


Do you own a combi boiler? By turning down your boiler flow
temperature to 60 degrees Celsius or below, you could save £112 a year.
You can ask to have it done with your boiler’s annual service.

Save money by having your boiler adjusted



Borrow an iPad and get online for free


You can now boost your digital skills, or help someone you know to get online, by borrowing an iPad from your local library. You can borrow an iPad for six weeks and it even comes with mobile data so you can access online Council services and much more.

Borrow an iPad



Missed the first edition?

You can see all of our previous articles, including how to stay warm and well, the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, Let’s Talk, and more, on the cost of living support webpage.


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Motherwell Cheshire

Motherwell Cheshire offers a range of educational services and mental health support for parents. All of their services are free of charge, at no cost to yourself.


Motherwell Cheshire