Supporting our city

Stronger Together through Winter - Support through the cost of living crisis

We know that the cost of living crisis, fuelled by rising inflation and increasing energy bills, is impacting on Stoke-on-Trent residents, businesses and communities.

We are all facing tough financial challenges. If you are struggling, there is a range of support that may be able to help you. The council administers a number of grants, benefits, relief funds and other support. We want to make sure that you are receiving all of the support that you may be entitled to, because we are all #StrongerTogether.

Community Support

VAST - Stronger Together

Housing

Household support fund

Discretionary housing payments

Council tax hardship relief support

Council tax discount and exemptions

Housing benefit

Homelessness/Housing Advice

Food

Free school meals

School food vouchers for children

Energy

Beat the cold

e.on Green Homes Funding Scheme

Health and advice

ORCHA Health App Library

AskSARA

FREE online workouts

Government Initatives

The government’s help for households initiative

Other

Disabled Facilities Grant

Benefit calculator

Pension Credit

Support for businesses

Expanded retail, hospitality and leisure relief

Business rates, reliefs and exemptions