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Helping hand

Advice if you're affected by the cost of living crisis

It's a difficult time for many people as costs rise. Advice and support is available and organisations across Greater Manchester are here to give a helping hand.

If you prefer to text, you can text 07860 022876 and you will be directed to the right place.

National support

The Government has announced a package of measures to help households with the rising cost of living.

Useful links

Advice on income, energy costs, childcare costs, transport costs and finding work are on the Government cost of living website (

Check what benefits and financial support you can get with the Government benefits checker (

Citizens Advice's website provides advice and support on a whole range of issues.

In Greater Manchester, there is also lots of advice and support available from the GMCA, charities and other organisations.