Queen Anne High School

Financial Support Guidance

General Cost of Living 

The rise in the cost of living is really hitting but there’s more help out there than you might think. Trying to find out what you’re entitled to, what support is on offer and where to get it can be really confusing. A new website has been launched by Fife Council and partners where you can access a huge range of support, all in one place. With useful information, advice and contact details our.fife.scot/gethelp links to support with energy bills, food, benefits, the family, and home, as well as health and wellbeing, so you should be able to find help that’s right for you. There’s also an online benefit checker -so you can make sure you are getting everything you’re entitled to. #GetHelpFife 


Fife Council and partners want to ensure that every Fifer has easy access to coordinated practical information and support, which helps reduce the impact of rising costs when needed the most. Part of this campaign is the Cost of Living Support (fife.scot) website which provides information on the wide range of advice and financial support available to the people of Fife. This site will also be used internally by the staff looking for information on behalf of customers. 

With this in mind, the Council team would appreciate you having a look through the site, looking for information, making sure you can find the answers you were expecting, and then reporting back your findings through this Website Feedback Form: https://bit.ly/3MzLxYI  

All feedback will be used to inform how the site changes and improves in the coming weeks. #GetHelpFife 


Help with benefits and income support 

Did you know many of us are not claiming all the benefits we’re entitled to? It’s easy to find out what you may be due - use the free and confidential benefits calculator at https://our.fife.scot/gethelp. Enter your details and you'll receive an estimate of the entitlements you could be getting. It's worth checking!! For more information on increasing your income and managing the rising cost of living go to https://our.fife.scot/gethelp #GetHelpFife. 


Please refer to these documents from Social Security Scotland for guidance on financial support that could be available to you and your young person:


5 family payment factsheet march 2022.pdf


adult disability payment client factsheet april 2022.pdf


a guide to our benefits november 2022 web.pdf


child disability payment client factsheet april 2022.pdf


funeral support payment factsheet march 2022.pdf


job start payment factsheet march 2022.pdf


local delivery service factsheet march 2022.pdf


 Other support on offer:

Support with heating & utility costs | Cost of Living Support (fife.scot)

The Big Hoose Project Fife | The Cottage Family Centre

Cost of Living Support (fife.scot)