Cost of living support

Find out about advice and support available to help with the increased cost of living.

Many of our residents have been negatively impacted by the rising cost of living. We're here to help by providing as much support and advice as we can. 

There are practical steps residents can take to support themselves and their families.

This page will be updated regularly so keep checking back for further updates.

Our Money Advice and Rights team (MART) can offer can offer free, expert and confidential advice to help you:

  • Find out what benefits you're entitled to
  • Make a claim
  • Maximise your income
  • Deal with all types of debts 
  • Speak to your creditors on your behalf

For more information call  0141 577 8420 or email

The Community Hub have compiled a cost of living supports directory which provides links to a range of help for people and families across East Renfrewshire. 

Warm and Welcome Spaces

Warm, welcoming spaces are now in place throughout East Renfrewshire, providing support to residents who may be struggling financially or feel lonely and isolated.

Led by a wide range of community organisations and groups, these spaces are open to residents who wish to access support and advice, participate in activities or simply spend time somewhere warm.

A detailed online directory is currently being compiled and can be found on the Community Hub website. This will include information on when the spaces are open and what support or activities will be available. All community groups and organisations offering warm and welcome spaces are encouraged to add their details via the 'add a listing' button at the top right of every page.

To support these local initiatives, East Renfrewshire Council have allocated a fund of £100,000 so places can extend hours, heat their buildings and provide refreshments and activities to those who may visit. Groups and venues can apply for up to £2,000 at a time. Find out more about the fund and how to apply.

More help and advice

Grants and financial assistance

Help for households

Help for families and childcare

Help for individuals

Last modified on 10 November 2022