Cost of Living
Find out how Clarion can help with your money, career and wellness needs.
You are not alone
The cost of living is on everyone’s mind. There are many changes around the world that are affecting the cost of day-to-day life. Clarion is committed to supporting its residents wherever it can. We want to make sure you don’t feel alone in these challenging times. We work with the help of Clarion Futures.
Clarion Futures is a charitable foundation set up by Clarion Housing to support the needs of our tenants. They provide a range of services that can help in many areas. These areas of help include:
- money and household bills
- jobs, apprenticeships and training
- digital skills
- mental health and wellbeing
To apply for help and assistance from Clarion Futures for any of these areas, please complete the Clarion Futures Referral Form.
Money help and support
It's important to find out what benefits you can claim. You can do that with our simple, online benefits calculator. You’ll also be able to find out how much better off you’ll be if you’re working.
A great way to make the most out of your money is to be clear about how you’re spending, and where you might make savings. We found a great budget planner on the Money Helper website.
For help with a variety of everyday costs, you can visit the Help for Households website. This is a website set up on gov.uk where you can find out about help available with:
- childcare costs
- energy bills
- income support
- transport costs
Our Money Guidance team offers practical and confidential money help for Clarion customers. To book an appointment please use the Clarion Futures referral form.
You can also visit our Money Guidance page for more information on help with money, bills and benefits.
Jobs and training
Saving and managing money is a great way to get ahead. Building on your career can be a great next step.
Clarion Futures offers help and support in developing skills to support your career. We’re here to help you with:
- grants for new business ventures
- finding local jobs, training and apprenticeships
- improving your cv
Find out more about how Clarion Futures can support your career and digital improvement.
Digital skills and support
The digital world is a big part of modern life. The Clarion Futures digital team can help you become part of it by providing equipment and broadband. They can also support you in staying safe online and making the most of the internet.
You can find more information on ways we can help by visiting the digital skills and supports pages.
Mental health and wellbeing
Mental health is just as important as our physical health. It’s important for us to be aware of the struggles we’re having with our mental health and do what we can to improve them. This isn’t always possible on our own, and it doesn’t have to be.
Me in Mind is the wellbeing program, offered by Clarion Futures. It offers help, guidance and free access to Togetherall.
Togetherall is an online community where you can get support with common wellbeing difficulties. This could be low mood and stress. It's completely anonymous and available 24 hours a day.
If you’re feeling lonely, or miss the joy of regular conversation, you could benefit from the Lend an Ear service.
Find out more about how we can help with mental health and wellbeing during challenging times.
Your wellbeing is important to us
This video gives you more information about the services Clarion Futures offers to support your wellbeing.