THE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL IS SHARING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON COST OF LIVING SUPPORT:
Cost of living support on the Island.
Not all support is means tested and it’s always worth talking to someone to see what support is available for you.
Here’s a run down of some useful websites and phone numbers:
Information from Isle of Wight Council
General help and support
Citizens Advice IW can give free help with money issues and much more.
0800 144 88 48 or Textphone on 18001 0800 144 8884
Debts and paying bills
Citizens Advice Money team.
01983 823898 ext: 2825
https://orlo.uk/eyT1c and tap on ‘food’ for more information.
Join a community pantry and for £5 a week, receive over £15 worth of food.
01983 296592 East Cowes Community Pantry
07961 959003 Ventnor Community Pantry
01983 563732 Ryde Community Pantry
Support including food vouchers, getting weather appropriate clothing (directly with your school) and more.
Check whether you are getting all the benefits you can.
Citizens Advice Help to Claim line.
0800 144 8444
The Footprint Trust can give guidance on energy bills, efficiency and getting grants.
If you are of State Pension age you may be entitled to Pension Credit. If you get Pension Credit you can get other benefits.
0800 99 1234 or Textphone on 0800 169 0133
Paying for broadband and mobile phone
Social tariffs are available if you’re on a low income.
The Living Well and Early Help Partnership works on the Island to connect people.
In a crisis
If you have no money for food, gas and electricity you may be able to get emergency help.