Support with the cost of living

Cliciwch yma i ddarllen y dudalen hon yn Gymraeg

I have been out and about across Aberconwy, listening to people and businesses and their concerns about the challenges they face this coming winter. The rising cost of living is a big one – and in particular soaring energy bills. 

Russia’s illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine has fuelled inflation and the cost of energy around the world. No one and no country is immune.

I have been working hard in Parliament to ensure that your concerns are addressed, that the Government acts and that Ministers direct Government support at those most in need. I welcome the wide range of support worth up to £2600 for families, including:

  • Giving every household £400 in the Energy Bills Support Scheme
  • The Pensioner Cost of Living Payment of up to £300
  • The Cost of Living Payment of £650 for eligible people on certain means-tested benefits
  • The unprecedented Energy Price Guarantee that was announced on 8th September. 

You can read more about this and the help for businesses here

No one should feel they are alone. Help is available.

This Cost of Living Help Hub links to more information from the UK and Welsh Governments, the council, local rganisations and businesses. Each has a range of schemes and support available for you.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you need any further advice.

Advice available from AGE UK

Support available from the UK Government


Business support available from the UK Government


Support available from the Welsh Government


Support available from Conwy County Borough Council

Get impartial advice and support

Organisations such as Citizens Advice can assist you with a wide range of issues from financial advice to smart ways to reduce your cost of living. They offer knowledge and provide confidence to people who need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.  Money Helper is another useful service, providing support on money management and debt issues. In this guide, you will find budgeting tips and innovative ways of dealing with the energy price increase.

Below are a variety of other services which can be of assistance to you if you are struggling.