ACCESS HELP ONLINE FOR COST OF LIVING CRISIS
Updated: Sep 29, 2022
NEW WEBSITE PROVIDES ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ADVICE AND INFORMATION
Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay has welcomed a new website launched this week to provide vital information on the wide range of financial support and advice available to local people.
Developed by the Scottish Government as a ‘one-stop shop’ to support those struggling with the cost of living crisis, the website includes information on help available for households to meet rising energy, housing and other costs.
It also provides details on accessing Scottish and UK social security payments, including online benefit calculators, as well as wider health and wellbeing information.
Local SNP MSP Rona Mackay said: “The cost of living crisis has left people, including many of my constituents, not knowing which way to turn.
“The Scottish Government’s new cost of living website is a trustworthy online resource with information on the wide range of vital support available.”
It spans a range of support for energy bills, childcare, health and travel and social security payments not available anywhere else in the UK.
Ms Mackay added: “The cost of living crisis is impacting every household across the whole of the UK and the Scottish Government will continue to do everything within its powers to ensure people are supported as far as possible.”
Scotland National Director for Christians Against Poverty, Emma Jackson, said: “We are deeply concerned about the impact of rising costs on low income households.
“The new cost of living website from the Scottish Government is a welcome step in helping people to find and access all the vital support that is available to them, including steps to maximise income. People need to know help is available.”