Cost of Living Crisis
Cost of Living Crisis

The UK cost-of-living crisis is caused by the sudden increase in household bills, wholesale gas prices, and shop prices. As a result, inflation has reached a 40-year high of 9%. This is had a devastating impact on working class people across Manchester Gorton.

Below you can find a list of financial and wellbeing support for you and your family. I hope this information is helpful to you and if you need any additional assistance, please email afzal.khan.mp@parliament.uk

 

Benefits support:

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) support:

  • Information about financial support and accommodation for adults with no recourse to public funds (NRPF).  Click here.
  • Use this tool if you have No Recourse to Public Funds and are considering an application for social services, housing, and/or financial support.  Click here.
  • For more information about benefits that are not public funds, click here.

Money-saving support and advice:

Energy:

Fuel:

  • Save money on petrol by driving less and using public transport, walking, or cycling. Take advantage of Manchester’s great public transport services and Bee Network hire bikes!
  • Or, click here to find out if you qualify for receiving financial help to pay for fuel.
  • If you are aged 67 or over, you may be able to claim between £100-£300 to help you pay your heating bills. Find out if you qualify for a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’ by clicking here.

Food:

  • If you currently cannot afford essential food and supplies, have a look at my ‘Foodbank Map’ which includes all foodbanks, donation points, and community grocers in Manchester Gorton.
  • If you are entitled to free school meals for your children, claim it here.
  • Free school meal entitlement now extended to families with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).  For more information, click here.

Mental Health Services

For many, the cost-of-living crisis is extremely difficult and worrisome. This is why I have collated a few local mental health charities and services who can support you if you are dealing with anxiety during this stressful financial time.

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