Cost of living help
We have put together these pages to help provide information on the cost of living. We will add more information when we receive it. If you are still struggling with costs, then you can find people to talk to who can give you further advice using our search for advice and support.
Cost of living payments available
There are payments available from both the UK and Welsh governments to help with the cost of living.
Energy costs and household bills
Support and advice on paying your energy and other household bills.
Debt and money worries
The most important thing to consider if you are struggling with money is whether you are receiving all of the benefits you are entitled to.
Food and essential items
Find out where you can access free food and other essential items such as period products.
Support is available to help find you somewhere to live, prevent you from becoming homeless and help you with your rent and other bills.
Travel and transport
Discounts are available on buses and trains. We also offer free bus travel for everyone during school holidays.
Welsh Government help with health costs
From eye tests and glasses to hospital travel costs. This link will take you to the Welsh Government website.
There are government-funded schemes to help with childcare or there may be an element in your benefit that you're not aware of.
Events and activities
Take a look at how you can enjoy activities and events around Swansea for free or at a low cost.
Local Area Coordination
Your local area coordinator can help you find advice and support in your community.
Wifi, computers and printing
All of our libraries offer access to wifi, computers and printing services for library members.
Adult education - Lifelong Learning
Course fees remain low at £10 per 10 week term. Enrolment is not guaranteed until payment has been received.
A scam is a scheme that has been designed to con you out of your money, personal details or goods. It is very difficult to get these back if you have handed them over to scammers.
The Tip Treasures shop is based at Llansamlet Recycling Centre and offers a range of items, including furniture, electricals, homeware and clothing.
Domestic abuse occurs when an individual suffers physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse by a current partner, previous partner, or an adult family member.
Reusable nappies reduce the amount of black bags you need and save you money. Plus we will give you up to £100 towards the cost of buying reusable nappies.
Search for advice and support
We have provided a list of local and national organisations which could offer you further advice and support.
Welsh Government help with the cost of living
This link will take you to the Welsh Government website.
UK Government help with the cost of living
This link will take you to the UK Government website. Details of the cost of living payments are under the household costs section.