We recognise that people in Cumberland may be struggling due to the cost of living. It could be emotionally, financially or just because they need practical help to get in touch and seek support.

It can be daunting to search through what is on offer and to find what you need. We have provided local information on a range of helpful topics.

You might feel worried or find yourself in a position you have never experienced before, but please don't wait for problems to get worse, there are many local and national organisations that can help including the government website help for households.