If you are of working age and on a lower income you may be eligible for Universal Credit.
Find out if you are entitled by using this online benefits calculator
For more information about welfare benefits and to apply for Universal Credit, visit GOV.UK
If you are on a low income you may qualify for Housing Benefit to help cover your rent. This is paid through your local authority. Please contact them for help.
West Oxfordshire District Council
Illness, disability, family breakdown or the loss of a job can happen to any of us.
The Foodbank network provides the best possible emergency food to people locked in poverty. There are over 1,200 food bank centres across the UK and the services provided may vary from area to area.
Please note, anyone who uses the scheme needs to have a valid Foodbank voucher. Our Communities Team can make referrals to Trussell Trust foodbanks, simply contact us
For more information see: www.trusselltrust.org/get-help
We work in partnership with Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire and all Cottsway customers, regardless of where you live, can contact this branch for help and advice.
Citizens Advice offers free, independent and confidential advice on:
For helpful information and details of where to advice on energy bills and consumption, see:
All of our homes have buildings insurance. We recommend you take out contents insurance to protect your items and give you peace of mind.