Cost of living

Many of us are concerned about the increased cost of living and how we can maximise our income and manage our money effectively.

Cost of Living Crisis Team 

The Cost of Living Crisis Team are available on 0300 123 5024 between 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
The team can advise you on what support is available in and where to get it.

If you are aware of any other Cost of Living schemes or information available to residents of Cheshire East that are not stated below or if there is anything else you would like to see on this page, e-mail us at

Key help and information

Help for Households - Get government cost of living support

Winter wellbeing guide (PDF, 5MB) - Cheshire East help and  information about foodbanks, warm places, other practical help and guidance.

Energy saving and support schemes

Speak to your energy supplier first for help and support with your energy bills. Many companies have schemes to support their customers.

The DWP has created a short video answering key questions about winter fuel payments

Energy and fuel poverty charity Energy Projects Plus and Macclesfield-based Community Interest Company, Go-Lo are delivering Fuel Poverty help and support across Cheshire East.The free of charge LEAP and Warm and Well schemes offer support for residents facing the current energy cost challenges.

Keeping Warm

Warm PlaCEs are places where people can come together to stay warm, perhaps enjoy a cuppa or a bowl of soup.

Online savings

Many people are able to take make savings by finding information online or by taking advantage of offers available online.

Cheshire East Libraries offer free wi-fi in their buildings, offer access to a range of online sources to their members, and they can offer training to those who need it.

Our libraries have teamed up with the Good Things foundation to offer Free Sim cards and mobile data from Cheshire East libraries


Airband is an independent provider of rural broadband services bringing high speed, full fibre  broadband to homes, business and industry in rural and hard-to-reach areas.

Airband are delighted to offer free broadband to village halls on their current airband network. 

Terms and conditions apply and for more information, please contact

Financial wellbeing 

Support for Businesses, Charities and Other Organisations  

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