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Cost of Living Support

Help and support if you are struggling to pay your bills due to the rising cost of living.


Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale drop-in advice sessions

Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale are running cost of living drop-in advice sessions for residents at 119 Broad Street, Barry, every Monday and Thursday between 4pm - 6pm. No appointment needed. 


Grants and benefitsFind grants and benefits

Find information on grants and benefits available to you such as Council Tax Reduction or Pension Credit.

Housing and energyGet help with household and energy bills

Advice on making your home energy efficient, information on grants and benefits, such as saving on your water bills.

Help with foodGet help with food

Services and support that help with food costs. Information on food vouchers and food banks.

Support for familiesFind support for families

Information on support with school costs, childcare costs and financial help for new parents.

Health and wellbeingImprove your health and wellbeing

Resources to help you improve your health and wellbeing such as local community groups, mental health support and exercise programmes.

Help with employmentGet help with employment

Help with finding job opportunities and careers advice.

Housing and homelessnessGet support with housing and homelessness

Help with housing and support if you are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Help for older peopleFind support for older people

Support and resources for older people in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Help for businessGet advice for business

Advice and guidance for businesses and information on funding and partnership opportunities in the Vale of Glamorgan and beyond.


Are you the victim of a loan shark?

Loan sharks lend money and charge interest on the loan without the legal authority. They operate within our communities often taking advantage of vulnerable people.


If you or someone you know are involved with illegal money lending, coming forward is the right thing to do.


  • 0300 123 3311


Stop Loan Sharks Wales





Claim what's yours

Families across Wales are feeling the strain on their household budgets due to the rising cost of living, making that extra bit of help more important than ever.


Many people are unaware they may be entitled to benefits that could offer them the support they need.

If you are unsure about what benefits you can claim, contact the Advicelink Cymru free helpline:

  • 0808 250 5700


Advicelink Cymru