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Responding to the cost of living crisis

A brief (one–page) guide to sources of support for families and individuals facing rising inflation and pressures from the cost of living.  This includes key contacts for support and advice from public services and Christian charities working to respond to need, in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Please feel free to download this and/or share with others in your community who may need help in finding assistance.  Versions are available in Word format for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and cross–border contexts, and can be adapted by any parish or other ministry for printing or for publishing online.

If you urgently need help, the following key helplines may be useful:

Northern Ireland

Christians Against Poverty – 0800 328 0006

Consumer Council – 0800 121 6022

Utility Regulator – 028 9031 1575

Make the Call – 0800 232 1271

Make the Call is a service from the Department for Communities to help you check if you are missing out on any benefits, services and support to which you are entitled.

 

Republic of Ireland

Protestant Aid – 01 668 4298

Money Advice and Budgeting Service – 0818 07 2000

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission – 1890 432 432

Commission for Regulation of Utilities – 1800 404 404

Department of Social Protection (income support) – 0818 800024

A full list of social welfare helplines is available at www.gov.ie/dspphonenumbers

 

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