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Get help with the cost of living

Cost of living image Millions of people across the UK are struggling to cover their essential household costs. The 'cost of living crisis' means we're all paying a lot more for energy and food, and things like rent and fuel.

Find out what support is available to help Mendip residents with the cost of living crisis.

Financial hardship - support available

Support from Mendip District Council and other organisations


Learn about the many free, low cost and bigger ways to cut your energy bills and carbon footprint at home.

Staying in Your Home

Advice on managing your money, getting into arrears and illegal evictions.

Council Tax Support and the Additional Hardship Discount

The Council has increased the financial support available to Mendip households. The funds are there, so please check eligibility and get help.

Somerset's Somerset's One-Stop-Shop Support

All the support available, on one website, includes help with food, information and advice, help with childcare, and help with bills.

Household Support Fund

The County Council has been allocated £3.8m by Government to distribute before 31 March 2023. To make an application visit their website or call 0300 123 2224.