Cost of living help
With the rise in the cost of living, we understand that this is a challenging time. There are different types of support available, from government financial help to local services and advice.
Winter and warm spaces
Warm spaces by area:
View warm spaces in Aberdeenshire on a map.
View the winter weather advice leaflet (PDF 768KB) for important information, guidance, and signposting to additional support.
Live Life Aberdeenshire also offers access to warm and welcoming spaces where you can have a free shower, use wifi and charge your device. Sign up for a free Live Life Essentials membership.
Help with living costs and bills
Low Income Cost of Living Payment
Discretionary Housing Payments
Health and social care financial support
Social Security Scotland benefit
Check benefits and financial support you can get
Claim tax relief if you work from home
Citizens Advice - debt and money tools and advice
Access support to boost income, save money and reduce living costs
Schools and childcare
Apply for school clothing grant
Help with paying for childcare
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
Council Tax and housing
Council Tax discounts and exemptions
Check eligibility for Council Tax reductions, discounts and exemptions
Older or disabled person's free bus pass
Mental health and wellbeing
Mental health and wellbeing support for adults
Mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people
Business, self-employed and employability
Business advice and support schemes available to you
Difficulty paying your tax bill on time
Find business support in Scotland
Who to contact
Check who to contact based on your financial situation