Cost of Living support

Watch the video and find out the different ways you can access support.

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Worried about rising energy costs?

We can help you with energy saving advice, fuel debt, energy billing issues and financial help (for eligible households).

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Need advice about benefits, debts or rent arrears?

The Money Advice team are here to help with advice and guidance on managing your money.

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Warm Spaces

From November 2022 to March 2023, there'll be many warm spaces open every day of the week in Stockport.

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Do you receive benefits related free school meals?

Free activities and food are available during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays.

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Do you need childcare for your 2 year old?

If you receive certain benefits you may be able to access FREE childcare.

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Need help with affordable loans or savings?

Stockport Homes customers can contact Stockport Credit Union.

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Need help looking for work or volunteering?

Contact our Employment Support Team for tailored employment support.

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Want to gain new skills?

We deliver FREE customer training courses to support your personal development and wellbeing.

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Need more furniture to make your home a home?

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Pre-loved children's clothing

Bundles of 10 items for £2. Thursdays from 2pm at First House Brinnington. Contact Lora on 07929 672 287 for information and size requests.

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Need support with accessing food?

See all the local food providers in Stockport, where you can access affordable food. 

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Need advice but we are closed?

To contact us about a homeless emergency outside our opening hours call 0161 474 2818.

For other out of hours advice you can contact Citizens Advice Bureau between 6-9pm, 7 days a week. Call or SMS 0161 850 5053.

Or visit for 24/7 Self-help resources.

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Need support to manage your tenancy & improve your wellbeing?

The Independent Living Team are available at

Monday - Friday

8.30am - 5.00pm

Cornerstone, pop in!

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Are you over 55?

Do you need advice about benefit entitlement, support with benefits issues, pension credit, blue badge applications, debts, or help dealing with rent arrears?

Please email [email protected] or call 0161 217 6016 (option 3)

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Help getting online

Do you need support with getting online?

You can get digital support and training from our dedicated team.

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Health and Wellbeing

Do you need support with your health and wellbeing.

We have a dedicated page on how you can access support from free counselling services through Beacon Counselling or other local support. 

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Stay Fire Safe

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service wants to help you to stay safe from fire at home, at a time when the cost of living is rising.

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Cost of living advice line

For those struggling with the cost of living and who may need a helping hand to navigate all of the support available, call 0161 474 2140.

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