An essential guide to benefits, money advice, energy advice and other support

The cost of living has been increasing across the UK since early 2021 with the UK’s annual inflation rate at the highest it has been since 1982, affecting the affordability of goods and services for households - most significantly through rises in home energy costs, food, and fuel.

The resultant squeeze on household finances means quality advice and information about financial help and support available to residents in Highland is ever more important to improve healthier living, to support with changing life events by receiving all entitlements due, to help achieve equalities, and to lessen financial hardship and insecurities.  

Find out more information here.

The information contained in this guide is not exhaustive and is for information purposes and may not apply to your situation. The Highland Council believes the content is correct at the time of publishing however, details are subject to change.

Worry about money advice

Financial advice and support is available if you’re struggling, follow the steps in our worrying about money leaflet to find out where to get help in Highland.

Worry about money advice, read more

Scottish Welfare Fund

More information about the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Scottish Welfare Fund, read more

MoneyHelper Budget Planner

Calculator to help you budget, save and cut back on costs.

MoneyHelper Budget Planner, read more