Welfare - help with housing and heating

If you are having difficulties paying for housing, you should contact your landlord, housing association or mortgage company.

If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax, or are at risk of eviction or homelessness, contact your local district council:

  • Allerdale Borough Council on 0303 123 1702
  • Barrow Borough Council on 01229 876543
  • Carlisle City Council on 01228 817200
  • Copeland Borough Council on 01946 598300
  • Eden District Council on 01768 817817
  • South Lakeland District Council on 0845 050 4434


Winter Warmth Fund

If you are aged 60 and over and struggling with the cost of heating your home you may be eligible for a grant of up to £250. To apply, please contact:

  • Age UK Barrow 01229 831425 ‎
  • Age UK Carlisle and Eden 01228 536673
  • Copeland Age and Advice Service 01946 552166
  • Age UK West Cumbria (Allerdale) 01229 779711
  • Age UK South Lakeland 01539 728118

More information about support for keeping your home warm is available from Cumbria Community Foundation.