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Cost of Living Hub West Lothian

If you are struggling, help may be available

Help on how to deal with debt, which benefits you may be entitled to and grants available
Tips on how to reduce your bills and grants and support that may be available
Find out about help with household costs
West Lothian Council will provide free school meals and milk, clothing grants and Education Maintenance Allowance to all eligible children and young people. Breakfast Clubs are available at all Primary and Secondary Schools.
The West Lothian Council Advice Shop is a free and confidential service that can help you with
Many locations in West Lothian provide local people with a place to visit, socialise, access services and provide support. These areas are warm and welcoming.
Dampness can appear in a number of homes and can be caused by faults in the structure, not enough heating, not enough insulation, not enough ventilation or the way the house is used.
Find information on other support available
Contact details of other organisations who may be able to help
Find out how the Advice shop has helped out some customers.
Several energy suppliers have opened their application for the winter Warm Home Discount scheme.
Find information about fire safety and trading standards about counterfeit goods and staying safe at home.
You maybe entitled to housing benefit or council tax reduction, you can use the online benefit calculator on this page to work out if you are entitled.
Details of how to apply and who can apply for Crisis and Community Care Grants through the Scottish Welfare Fund.
Information on your housing options and what to do if you are homeless.
Find out if you are eligible for any benefits available to West Lothian citizens, as well as information on benefit fraud.
Community Connections is a new service which aims to provide face-to-face assistance to West Lothian residents.
The Anti-Poverty Strategy partners' network works together to regularly share information and updates. This page offers details of upcoming training, events and sources of information to help people experiencing poverty.