Help is available for those struggling to afford essentials such as food and energy bills including:

  • Vouchers to help with food and energy costs
  • Social supermarkets/ pantries, community meals and more
  • Wellbeing, warm welcome spaces
  • Ways to keep warm over winter such as loft and cavity wall insulation and an energy advice home visit


  • Citizens Advice BCP – call 0808 2787 939 or visit
    You can also visit in person at their drop-ins or community advice vehicle in your local area
  • Family Information Service – for families with children call 01202 093131 or visit
  • Ridgewater Energy – for energy support email, call 01202 612726 or visit

See below for more resources…

BCP Council Cost of Living Help