Overview We've produced a summary of our services which may be able to help if you are struggling with the cost of living. The government is offering support through Help for Households. Make sure you're ready by finding out what you're entitled to. Many local councils are also offering additional services and funding. You can find out more about what is available by visiting your local council's website: Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Tendring Uttlesford You can also get advice on money, debt and benefits. Citizens Advice offers advice on a variety of subjects, including: benefits, debt, money, bills, work, housing, family, scams and compensation. You can visit their website for information or call their adviceline direct. Contact Citizens Advice Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm: call 0800 144 8848 Out of hours telephone: 0808 250 5724 The out of hours telephone is available Monday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm Saturday, 9am to 1pm Check their website for more ways to contact Citizens Advice.