There’s a wide range of support and advice for individuals and families dealing with financial hardship on Cornwall Council’s website: Visit the I am worried about money page.
There’s also information to help people manage their money: Go to the Support for residents struggling with the cost of living page.
Household Support Fund
Cornwall Council has started distributing more than £4.5m to help support households hit hardest by the national cost of living crisis. The Household Support Fund – made available by the Government – is aimed primarily at helping families and pensioners who would otherwise struggle with food and energy bills. Eligible pensioners will be contacted about how to claim the money.
Parents or carers can check if they are eligible and make a claim via Cornwall Council’s website: Find out if you can apply on the Cost of living support payments page.
Looe Community Fund
You may already be aware that there’s also a community fund here in Looe, managed by the Rusty Bucket: find out more about this at: Community Funds – Looe Town Council