Cost of Living – Self-help Information – NEW

Not sure where to go for support and advice on the cost of living?

These resources will point you in the right direction.

 There are 5 self-help resources:

  • Money Advice Referral Tools (MARTs) – updated

These have been developed by Greater Manchester Poverty Action in partnership with local authorities, foodbanks, other voluntary groups, and people currently living in poverty.

There are Greater Manchester borough specific versions for Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan.

We strongly recommend that you read the ‘How to use the Money Advice Tools’ guide.

  • Citizens’ Advice Help to Claim information

Bury & Bolton Citizens’ Advice is the district lead office for Help to Claim in Greater Manchester. They can take referrals from all other Citizens’ Advice offices in Greater Manchester.

Find out more from the Citizens’ Advice Bury and Bolton website (

You can directly access the self-referral form here.

  • Signposting to cost of living support for the GMMH footprint, including emergency assistance (Updated April 2023)
  • Signposting to national organisations which provide cost of living advice and support.
  • Links to online tools and calculators from MoneyHelper

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