Cost of Living Support 21 March 2023

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21 March 2023

Support with your energy bills

Find out how to apply for the £400 energy bill discount if you don’t get it automatically, check whether you need to cash in your prepayment meter vouchers, or see if you’re eligible for the Alternative Fuel Payment.

Save money on your prescriptions

Did you know that you can pay a set amount per month for as many prescriptions as you need? If you live in England, you can sign up for a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) from the NHS which may make your prescriptions cheaper.

Help with broadband, TV or phone bills

Mobile phones and broadband are essential for using online services like banking and job applications. See whether you can make savings on your broadband, tv or phone bills.


Live Well Cheshire West

The Live Well website can help you find information about local services, support, activities, and events for everyone. Watch the short video to find out more.

Missed our previous articles?

You can see all of our previous articles, including food support, loaning an iPad for free, and support for children and families, on the Cost of Living webpage.

Food Support – The Bread and Butter Thing

The Bread and Butter Thing provide affordable and good-quality food to two community hubs in Ellesmere Port. Become a member to get a low-cost weekly shop including essentials like fresh fruit and vegetables.

Firefighters urge people to stay warm but safe

The weather is a little unpredictable at the moment so staying warm is still crucial for your health.

Cheshire firefighters are offering advice on how to stay safe when keeping the cooler months at bay. They can also perform Safe and Well home visits for over 65s.