March 2024

Mid Suffolk District Council have provided an update of resources to support those challenged by the cost of living and to help those groups and individuals offering support to be able to signpost people effectively to the correct place.


Anglia Care Trust's  Money Advice team have published a booklet to help you save money on everyday living costs, to try and tackle the rising cost of living.

Full of tips on how to save money on your utility bills, on fuel, subscriptions, shopping and lots more, it’s useful for anyone struggling and wanting to find the best deals around.

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For more information on the Cost of Living challenge see; 



Cost of living support from Mid Suffolk District Council


Local Welfare Assistance Scheme - Financial support

The new and improved Local Welfare Assistance Scheme is available to assist towards increased costs such as: food, energy, clothing and other household costs.

 Members of the public can now apply directly to LWAS via the SCC website on this link: Apply for Local Welfare Assistance - Suffolk Council


Please encourage those that you are supporting to apply themselves, alternatively you can also support your clients to apply.

 There is a two-step process for the new platform: 1) eligibility checks, and 2) uploading evidence to support an application.

 There are two ways to make an application: 1) as a member of the public (which you can assist with) or 2) with support from Suffolk Citizens Advice or a Local Authority.

 Successful applicants will be eligible for financial support via either a BACS transfer to the applicant’s bank account or a Post Office ‘cash out’ voucher sent by email and/or text.

 The Cost of living support | Suffolk County Council can also be viewed for wider forms of support in Suffolk.

 For any queries please contact