Help and advice if you need urgent support

We understand residents may be concerned about the rising cost of living so we have put together some information and useful links to a range of different agencies, which may be able to help those needing further support.

If you are in need of urgent support you can request for help from us.

Food Bank

If you are in urgent need of food and supplies, please contact the Community Hub at Blaby who can provide information on local food bank providers or arrange a food parcel. Further details can be found on our Community Hub page.

Additional financial support

The Household Support Fund is a government scheme delivered locally by Leicestershire County Council to help support families with children and individuals most in need. Only one application per household can be considered however applicants referred in previous funding rounds can re-apply. You can find out more about the Household Support Fund on the Leicestershire County Council website. 

Discretionary Housing Payments and Council Tax Support are short term awards for people in extreme financial hardship to help you meet your housing or Council Tax costs. You can find out if you qualify on our Discretionary Housing Payments page.

Homelessness or at risk

If you are worried about losing your home or are homeless then you should contact the Housing Options Team who can provide you with advice and guidance on what steps you should take. You can find out more information on our Housing and Homeless web pages.

Mental Health support

If you are looking to find the right support for your mental health or someone you care about NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have advice on Emergency, Immediate, Talking Therapy and online support you can access.

Talking therapy

If you recognise that you need support for you mental health, you can contact your local GP Practice to book an appointment or call VitaMinds, a talking therapy service, on 0330 0945595.

To talk to someone immediately you can call the Mental Health Central Access Point Freephone on 0808 800 3302 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or call NHS 111

The National charity Mind provide advice and support to help empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

If there is a threat to life and you have a physical health emergency you should always call 999 as soon as possible.

Warm Homes

If you are struggling to keep your home warm or pay energy bills you can find advice on our heating your home page

County Wide Support

Leicestershire County Council have a series of web pages dedicated to finding help with the cost of living including advice on help with food and fuel, energy, transport and employment skills

Support from the Government

The government have dedicated web pages with advice of finding help with your income, childcare costs, support if you are disabled, support with bills, travel and housing costs

Last updated 28 February 2023
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