With the cost of living showing no signs of slowing down, we are all feeling the pinch and worrying about how we can make ends meet, especially over the winter months.
If you are a FosterTalk member you can call us for any guidance on tax and benefits and financial advice to help you though the cost of living crisis. We also provide 24/7 counselling and online discounts and savings on 100’s of high street retailers to help with rising costs.
As well as you rmembership support services, below are some useful websites and contact numbers that may be helpful to you.
As a foster carer you may be entitled to benefits to support your family. You can find out more about each benefit and whether you are entitled to claim at https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators
Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. You can visit their website at https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Cost-of-Living-Support/What-cost-of-living-support-is-available
With energy costs on the rise, the National Energy Action (NEA) provides support and advice for those who are struggling to heat their home. You can find out more at https://www.nea.org.uk/get-help/key-things-to-do-if-you-are-struggling-with-your-energy-bills/
Citizens advice can help you with your benefit entitlements, government support, budgeting and council tax. Visit https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/get-help-with-the-cost-of-living/
The government website https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/help-with-your-bills/also provides the latest information on available energy discounts and their help to heat scheme.
https://www.confused.com/petrol-prices – https://www.petrolprices.com/
Trolley provides a free online price comparison search across 15 supermarkets to find you the best prices on your weekly shopping. It is run by volunteers and is a free to use service. https://www.trolley.co.uk/
Good to go is a mobile app that allows users to purchase surplus food from high street supermarkets, pubs, and bakeries at a reduced price. https://toogoodtogo.co.uk/en-gb/consumer
Provides up to date deals, offers, and vouchers on shopping for both online and high street purchases. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/
Please note that some websites may ask for additional data or for you to create an account in order to use their search functions.