Online and drop-in support available to help residents manage the increased cost of living

A photo of staff who are offering advice on managing the cost of living.
Drop-in sessions are offering expert advice on managing the increased cost of living from trained staff.

Residents who need cost of living and wellbeing support can find a host of useful hints and tips in a new section of Lichfield District Council’s website, as well as at a range of planned drop-in sessions across the district.

Working with its partners Lichfield District Council has created a comprehensive online resource with an enormous amount of useful information at

The website includes details of:

  • Financial support and advice
  • Foodbanks and community shops in the district
  • Period product support
  • Local baby banks
  • Counselling and mental health support
  • Help with childcare costs
  • Energy grants and advice
  • Warm spaces across the district
  • Housing support and advice
  • Wellbeing advice
  • Great value days out

The cost of living and wellbeing drop-in sessions are bringing the council’s council tax and benefits team, housing team, the Job Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau, Lichfield District Community & Voluntary Service, foodbanks and others together to provide help, advice and guidance in one easily accessible place.

The sessions are taking place at:

  • The Vine Community Café, Armitage and Handsacre, Wednesday 13 March, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Jobs Fair at Lichfield Guildhall, Tuesday 19 March, 10am to 12noon
  • District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Wednesday 15 May, 4pm to 6pm
  • Burntwood Library, Wednesday 17 July, 9.30am to 11.30am

There's no need to book. Residents are welcome to come along, have a warm drink and they will be given the next available slot with one of our council team or our partners. Further drop-in session dates will be added soon.

Lichfield District Council is also working with voluntary and community organisations to devise a strategy to eradicate food poverty in the district through a food partnership network. The partnership is meeting this week to work on an action plan for the coming months.

The food support providers, promoted by the partnership, are listed at

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Councillor Richard Cox, said:

“We understand that the increased cost of living continues to challenge residents across the district and we are determined to do all we can to help.

“The online support signposts to a host of organisations that can make a real difference while the drop-in sessions will be manned by experts trained in giving useful advice and guidance.

“Please reach out for help, advice and support – our staff and our partners are here to assist you.”


Published: 11 March 2024