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As the cost of living increases nationally, Cornwall Council has pulled together information about a wide range of help and support available to residents.

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The ‘I’m worried about money’ webpage on the Council’s website includes information and links to support provided through the authority and its partner organisations. 

This spans everything from debt advice and job-seeking to emergency food provision, council tax discounts and crisis grants for people who suddenly find themselves struggling. This can all be accessed at cornwall.gov.uk/moneyworries  

Dr Andy Virr, portfolio holder for adults and public health, said: “Times are already tough, but they are going to get even tougher as our household bills rise significantly this year. I want people to know that they are not alone and there is a wealth of support available from many different groups and organisations.

“I would urge people to check out our ‘I’m worried about money’ webpage to find out what help they can receive and how to access it. Alternatively, they can call 0300 123 1118.” 

Some of the key help and support includes: