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Cost of Living Support

Help and support if you are struggling to pay your bills due to the rising cost of living.


Warm Welcome. Free Activities, information and support for all. Croeso Cynnes. Gweithgareddau, gwybodaeth a chefnogaeth am ddim i bawb


As part of our work to support residents during the cost-of-living crisis we have developed a Warm Spaces scheme. This is a network of community spaces that offer a warm and inviting place to come together this winter at no cost.


Warm Spaces


Grants and benefits

Find information on grants and benefits available and check what help and support you’re entitled to. 

Housing and energy

Advice on making sure your home is as energy efficient as possible to help you save money on fuel bills.

Help with food

Services and support that help with food costs. Information on food vouchers and food banks.

Support for families

Information on support with school costs, childcare costs and financial help for new parents.

Health and wellbeing

Resources to help you improve your health and wellbeing during the cost of living crisis.

Help with employment

Help with finding job opportunities and careers advice.


Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale drop-in advice sessions

Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale are running drop-in advice sessions for residents at local food banks from 30 January 2023:


  • Timetable for drop in sessions
    Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale drop-in advice sessions
     Day Location
    Monday Coastlands Church (Barry)

    1:30PM- 3:00PM

    Tuesday Hope Church Cadoxton (Barry)

    1:30PM- 2:30PM

    (on rotation)   

    Week 1 (W/C 30 January) 
    The Bridge Between Community Centre (Barry)
    1:30PM- 2:30PM


    Week 2 (W/C 6 February)
    Bethesda Chapel (Dinas Powys)
    1:30PM- 2:30PM

    Week 3 (W/C 13 February)
    Bethel Baptist Church (Llantwit Major)
    1:00PM- 3:00PM

    Thursday Coastlands Church (Barry)
    4:00PM- 5:30PM
     Friday St Mary’s Church (Barry)
    1:30PM- 3:00PM



Are you the victim of a loan shark?

Loan sharks lend money and charge interest on the loan without the legal authority. They operate within our communities often taking advantage of vulnerable people.


If you or someone you know are involved with illegal money lending, coming forward is the right thing to do.


  • 0300 123 3311


Stop Loan Sharks Wales