Purton Parish Council Offices are open Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and Fridays 9am-4pm if you would like to chat about further support options.
Sources of further information and support
BBC Action Line - Information on hardship, debt and homelessness
Citizens Advice - Debt and money information 0800 144 8848
Step Change - Free advice and a range of Solutions to help you pay, manage or write off debt
NHS Advice - Advice on coping with your money worries
Turn2Us - A national charity providing practical help to you if you are struggling financially
Money Advice Trust - A national charity, helping you to tackle your debts and manage your money with confidence
Money Advice Service - Free guidance you can trust
Christians Against Poverty - Money and debt advice
Age Concern - For retired people who are worried about money or not sure what you might be entitled to
The Samaritans - Someone to listen
Money Advice - A government-approved advice service providing money guidance.
Wiltshire Family & Community Learning - Offers a range of courses, including ones on balancing budgets, saving energy and shopping for less. 01225 770478
Age UK Wiltshire - A local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers.0808 196 2424
Your Wiltshire Councilor - Cllr Jacqui Lay
Wiltshire Council - Advice if you're worried about money 0300 456 0100
Wiltshire Libraries - Libraries provide warm spaces with free access to books, newspapers, Wi-Fi and computers, plus printing for a small charge, and staff that can help to answer any queries you may have.
Wiltshire Money - Lists schemes that provide cost of living support (compiled by Wiltshire Citizens Advice).
Benefits calculators - Lists the independent benefits calculators available to find out what benefits you could get and how to claim.
Olio - free food sharing app
Freecycle Purton & Swindon (on Facebook)
Freecycle Royal Wootton Bassett (on Facebook)
Swindon Foodbank - you'll need to obtain a referral but then can receive 3 boxes in any 6-month rolling period.
Trussell Trust Food banks - Community organisations aimed at supporting people who cannot afford the essentials in life. The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks that provide emergency food and support.
Ask library staff for a full list of Wiltshire foodbanks.
Fuel - A project that offers children that receive benefits related free school meals the opportunity to take part in fun activities and receive a meal during school holidays.
Free Sanitary Supplies - delivered to your home
Free School Uniform for schools in Purton - a swap shop but you don't have to donate you can just go along and see what they have (more information coming soon)
Free School Uniform for schools in Royal Wootton Bassett - orders delivered into Royal Wootton Bassett schools only
Purton Community Fridge - on Facebook @PurtonCommunityFridge
Swindon Scrap Store - a variety of supplies, craft materials, furniture, uniform and on occasions food
Too good to go - App to eat well and avoid food waste. You can buy surprise bags of food from shops at particular times at a discount.
Help for households - Discover what cost of living support you could be eligible for.
Early Years Funding Early Years funding information for children from 2-years-old.
St Mary's C of E Primary School Pupil Premium Funding
Bradon Forest School Pupil Premium Funding
Utilities Suppliers & Energy Saving Advice & Telecoms
British Gas Energy Support Fund
Bulb Struggling to pay your bills
Energy Saving Advice Service advice on reducing energy usage and your bills
E.ON Help paying your bills
Octopus Energy Crisis Information Page
Ovo Customer Support Package
Scottish Power Worried about paying your bills
SSE Energy Bills Support Scheme
The Energy Saving Trust advice on reducing energy usage and your bills
Ofcom - Lists the cheaper broadband and phone packages (social tariffs) available.
Warm & Safe Wiltshire - Offers Wiltshire residents free and impartial energy saving advice via an advice line - 0800 038 5722. Provides help relating to insulation, heating and draft proofing and advice on available grants and schemes.
Jobcentre plus - If you’re seeking work, you may be able to get six months of broadband through your local Jobcentre Plus. 0800 169 0190
Information available from Banks and building societies on money worries
Nationwide Cost of Support Living Page
Useful articles and information
How much will it cost to run my appliances (see diagram at bottom of article) Bloomberg
Unclaimed Pension Credits