Cost of living advice 

The Scottish Government set-up a Cost-of-Living Support website to help pull together useful information all in one hub.   They offer advice and signposting on the following areas:

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Energy bills 
Rent & mortgage
Council tax and other bills
Benefits & payments
Benefits calculator 
Support with work 
Family benefits
Early years & childcare
School and college 
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Get help with debt
Help to budget 
Affordable borrowing
Mental health
Healthcare costs
Support with wellbeing
Older people
Disabled adults
Disabled children

Other useful organisations trying to help during this cost-of-living crisis are:

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Free, impartial advice on saving energy, keeping warm at home, renewable energy, cutting water waste and more.
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Information, advice and guidance about local services, groups and sources of help that aim to support you to maintain or improve your lifestyle, independence and health and wellbeing in the community or in a community-setting.
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Find out about support available to those currently in employment or seeking employment in Glasgow, as well as support available to employers in the area.
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See what support is available to help with the cost of living and save money with our energy saving tips, from the Government Scheme.  
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Free, practical, and impartial advice and information.  Support online or over the phone.  Scotland’s largest digital advice hub.
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MoneyHelper brings together information and support together from: Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.

Worried about debt?  The following organisations can help.

StepChange Debt Charity

Online advice tool has helped over 1.7m people. Create a budget and get a personal action plan with practical next steps. Get free help from the UK's leading debt charity.

National Debtline

National Debtline offers free debt advice online through its digital advice tool and its web guides, fact sheets and sample letters.


PayPlan's online debt solution tool, PlanFinder, can give you a personalised debt solution in as little as 15 minutes. They also offer free live chat and email support for immediate help.