Help with household finances
Throughout the UK there are thousands of awards and grant schemes designed to help people in need. Many are run by charities or trusts.
If you live with someone over the age of 75 or someone who is blind or severely sight impaired you may be entitled to a free or discounted TV licence. There are also payment schemes available to help you spread the cost.
Council tax / Rate Relief
Help for people on low incomes is provided in England through various local Council Tax Reduction schemes run by councils.
You or the person you are looking after may be entitled to certain payments and grants to help with fuel bills or making your home warmer and more energy efficient.