About Cost of Living

Cost of Living Information

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the cost of living crisis.
Our staff are working to consistently keep themselves updates with the latest information and advise from the government and other charities.
Below, we have listed some websites that provide information on the cost of living crisis and other services that may be of use.

Energy & Bills

Citizen Advice - 08081969180
Home Energy Scotland - 08088082282
Advice Direct Scotland - 08088009060

Benefits & Income

Benefits calculator -https://benefits.inbest.ai/thistlecu
Low Income Cost of Living Payment - https://www.mygov.scot/cost-of-living-payments
Social Security Scotland - 08001822222
Scottish Welfare Fund - 03005550405
NLC Welfare Rights Services - 01698332551

Children & Families

Social Security Scotland - 08001822222
Free School Meals & Clothes Grants - 01698403203

Mental Health Services

Chris's House -01236766755, info@chrisshouse.org https://chrisshouse.org/
SAMH - 03448000550, info@samh.org.uk https://samh.org.uk
Breathing Space - 0800838587, https://breathingspace.scot/
Children 1st Parent Line - 0800282233 https://www.children1st.org.uk/parentline
Samaritans - 116123 jo@samaritans.org https://www.samaritans.org/

Other Services

North Lanarkshire Council Tackling Poverty Team - 01698332551, TPTeam@northlan.gov.uk

Please bear with us during this very difficult time - our staff are doing their best at all times.

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