With the cost of living on the rise, there will be people in Cumbria who are struggling, whether that's emotionally, financially or just because they need practical help to get in touch and seek support.

It can be daunting to search through what is on offer and to find what you need. The information below provides local information for Cumbrian residents on a range of helpful topics.

You might feel worried or find yourself in a position you have never experienced before, but please don't wait for problems to get worse, there are many local organisations that can help.

All of the information included in these cost of living web pages can also be found within our printable cost of living support leaflet (PDF 2MB).  If you need this document in another format (CD, audio cassette, Braille or large type) or in another language, please telephone: 0800 783 1966.