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 information contained here 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.
Cost of Living Support Grant
Further information on the Cost of Living Support Grant
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.
Scottish Welfare Fund
More information about the Scottish Welfare Fund.
Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding
Customers wishing to enquire about this Scheme should call the UK Government’s Assisted Digital Call Centre on Freephone 0808 175 3287, which is open Monday to Friday, 0800 to 1800 hours.