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Cost of Living Community Support

Nidderdale Community Support Organisation (CSO)

Nidderdale Plus is the community support organisation (CSO) during the cost-of-living crisis, coordinating activity and providing help and services throughout the crisis to residents in Nidderdale and Washburn. We are working in partnership with North Yorkshire Council to ensure that each area is well supported in these times.
What we are doing:
  • Working with communities and local organisations to set up a network of Warm Spaces across our area. Contact us via email or phone 01423 714953 if you have information to add to our growing database, or if you would like more details.
  • Providing Information packs (including guidance materials, information and signposting to services) for organisations wishing to help those struggling with rising heating bills and food prices. Contact us to obtain a pack for your organisation: email or phone 01423 714953 
  • Referring and supporting people to access services such as Food Banks, Citizens’ Advice, Warm and Well. Contact us to find out what help can be provided and how to get support: 01423 714953
  • Providing supermarket shopping vouchers for those with urgent need. Confidentiality assured. Contact us for more information: 01423 714953
  • Providing advice and guidance to people wanting to save energy in the home.

Nidderdale Cost of Living Crisis Data Hub

Click on the PDFs below to access resources and information about services that are available in Nidderdale and Washburn during the current crisis.

Warm Spaces in the Nidderdale and Washburn area
Checklist of energy saving tips
What uses watt?
What financial help is the Government giving in 2022 towards energy bills and the cost-of-living crisis?

Financial and wellbeing support in the Harrogate district

Useful links and contacts to get help and support
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire: Practical Support to help residents stay Warm and Well
National Energy Action: National Energy Action is the national charity working to end fuel poverty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Citizen’s Advice: What to do if you’re struggling to pay your energy bills
Ofgem: Get help if you can’t afford your energy bills
Money Saving Expert: What to do if you’re struggling to pay your energy bills
StepChange: Help with rising gas and electric bills
Help for Households campaign: The government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.
St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge Food Bank: contact Revd Darryl Hall on 07792 419982 (not Fridays)
North Yorkshire Council: Local Assistance Fund supports vulnerable adults to move into or remain in the community, and to help families under great pressure to stay together
Food, clothes and furniture banks