Cutting costs - top tips 

It’s a tough time for lots of us at the moment with rising prices and winter arriving. So, we have put together a few top tips to help cut costs and make your money go further

Top tip.jpegTop Tip: Did you know shopping in a bigger supermarket can up to 9.5% each year? Walking straight past the convenience store onto a larger branch can pay dividents. It was found that customers can end up spending almost a tenth more each year shopping a a local Sainsbury's rather than a regular Sainsbury's suprtmarket.  


Did you know.pngTop Tip: Did you know it's cheaper to pay bills by direct debit and online? It can save you between 5 & 10%! 



Top tip.jpeg​​​​​​​Top Tip: Save on your energy bills by:

  • Washing your clothes at 30c 
  • Cutting your showers down to four minutes or less 
  • Stop draughts coming under your doors with an excluder  


Did you know.pngDid you know you can get a range of discounts if you work in the voluntary, communtiy or social enterprise sector (VCSE)? 

See Charity Worker Discounts Webpage

Working Together to get through winter months 

A lot of us are facing tough times with the rising cost of living including affording basics like food and energy.   

The VCSE sector provide a range of support and services to communities including advice on money, cutting costs, food banks, baby banks for supplies for young children, safe, warm spaces, and much more.  You can find out about some of these in West Yorkshire looking at the table below.

Support available at place  - Set out under each place with links to local offers 

Bradford District & Craven

Cost of Living Bradford - Helping Bradford District residents get through the Cost of Living Crisis.

Cost Of Living - Community First Yorkshire


Healthy Minds Calderdale News and Updates - Healthy Minds (Calderdale Wellbeing)

Noah's Ark Services - Home (

Money and Wellbeing in Calderdale | Calderdale Council

Calderdale Hint and Tips


Cost of living | Kirklees Council


Together Leeds

Third Sector Leeds Cost of Living Position Statement - Doing Good Leeds

Cost of Living Crisis - Forum Central Update - Forum Central

Leeds Winter Coat Appeal - Forum Central 

Supporting communities through the cost of living crisis | Leeds Community Foundation (

Debt and money worries - MindWell (

Services - Money Buddies


More money in your pocket - Wakefield Council

Green Doctor, helping UK residents stay warm, stay well, and save energy. - Groundwork

West Yorkshire 

Affordable warmth :: West Yorkshire Health & Care Partnership (

Affordable_Warmth_Leaflet_web.pdf (

Home - NHS - Together We Can (

West_Yorkshire_ICS_Financial_Wellbeing_offers_2022.pdf (