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Cost of living help

We have put together these pages to help provide information on the cost of living. We will add more information when we receive it. If you are still struggling with costs, then you can find people to talk to who can give you further advice using our search for advice and support.

Cost of living payments available

There are payments available from both the UK and Welsh governments to help with the cost of living.

Energy costs and household bills

Support and advice on paying your energy and other household bills.

Swansea Working

Looking for work? We can help you.

Debt and money worries

The most important thing to consider if you are struggling with money is whether you are receiving all of the benefits you are entitled to.

Food and essential items

Find out where you can access free food and other essential items such as period products.

Housing

Support is available to help find you somewhere to live, prevent you from becoming homeless and help you with your rent and other bills.

School costs

Help is available for everything your child needs for school.

Travel and transport

Discounts are available on buses and trains. We also offer free bus travel for everyone during school holidays.

Welsh Government help with health costs

From eye tests and glasses to hospital travel costs. This link will take you to the Welsh Government website.

Childcare

There are government-funded schemes to help with childcare or there may be an element in your benefit that you're not aware of.

Events and activities

Take a look at how you can enjoy activities and events around Swansea for free or at a low cost.

Jobs

Jobs available with Swansea Council or partnership organisations.

Free period products

Free period products are available at a number of locations around Swansea.

Local Area Coordination

Your local area coordinator can help you find advice and support in your community.

Wi-fi, computers and printing

All of our libraries offer access to wi-fi, computers and printing services for library members.

Adult education - Lifelong Learning

Autumn term enrolment will open from Monday 12 September 2022. Enrolments received before this date will not be valid. Course fees remain low at £10 per 10 week term. Enrolment is not guaranteed until payment has been received.

Scams

A scam is a scheme that has been designed to con you out of your money, personal details or goods. It is very difficult to get these back if you have handed them over to scammers.

Tip Treasures

The Tip Treasures shop is based at Llansamlet Recycling Centre and offers a range of items, including furniture, electricals, homeware and clothing.

Mental health

Support for people who have mental health difficulties, their families and carers.

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse occurs when an individual suffers physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse by a current partner, previous partner, or an adult family member.

Reusable nappies

Reusable nappies reduce the amount of black bags you need and save you money. Plus we will give you up to £100 towards the cost of buying reusable nappies.

Search for advice and support

We have provided a list of local and national organisations which could offer you further advice and support.

Welsh Government help with the cost of living

This link will take you to the Welsh Government website.

UK Government help with the cost of living

This link will take you to the UK Government website.
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