Cost of Living
Across Daventry, more and more people are feeling the pressure from the increasing cost of living. If you're struggling financially or concerned about the future, getting help early can make a big difference. Lots of support is available from many different organisations to help you manage cost of living pressures.
West Northamptonshire Council have a Cost of Living Support Page which residents can access for advice and information to soften the impact of the cost of living crisis.
West Northamptonshire Council have opened a network of Warm Spaces across West Northants in partnership with our voluntary and community sectors.
A Warm Space is a non-judgemental space where you are welcome, free of charge, for any reason. Come along if you fancy a chat, or simply find a quiet corner to sit and read a book.
Click here for Warm Space locations in Daventry
Helpful Daventry Support Links
Other Government Support
There are benefits you may be entitled to if your income is low or has gone down:
- Universal Credit – tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Read more on the GOV.UK Universal Credit web page.
- Job Seekers Allowance – tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Read more on the GOV.UK Job Seeker's Allowance web page.
- Income Support – tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Read more on the GOV.UK Income Support web page.
- Employment and Support Allowance – tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Read more on the GOV.UK Employment Support web page.
- Pension Credit – tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Read more on the GOV.UK Pension Credit web page.
- Tax Credits – tell Her Majesties Revenues & Customs (HMRC). Read more on the GOV.UK Report Changes that Affect your Tax Credits web page.
Not on benefits or need to apply for another benefit
If you are not already receiving a benefit, the first thing you should do is make a new claim. Use the benefit calculator to work out which benefit you should claim.
You can also use this link if you are already receiving a benefit but wish to know if you should claim another benefit, such as Universal Credit.
*** Please be cautious of possible scams including fake text messages and emails relating to cost of living and energy. The government is offering help for households but beware of criminals pretending to offer these support schemes. These scam emails and text messages come in many different forms and promise financial gain. They are often official looking and pretend to be from the government or HMRC. For more information please visit cost of living scams. ***