Christmas 2023: Cost of Living support in Bradford and Craven

Christmas and winter can both be hard, especially if you are struggling for money. To help with that, we have written this guide which has useful links to services in Bradford and Craven that can help you with things like paying the bills and managing your money.


There are some services open around Christmas who might be able to offer information and advice on benefits such as Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and Cold Weather Payments. Here is a list of them below.

Please note that opening times may change during Christmas – it is best to check on their websites or by contacting them to see when they are open. Some of the services listed below also offer debt advice.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have information about benefits on the GOV.UK website:

Debt advice and information

Utility bills – energy and mobile data

Warm spaces in Bradford and Craven

On the Cost of Living Bradford website, there is a map of warm spaces throughout the district. Venues include community centres, libraries and places of worship. To find them, please click on this link: Warm Spaces Directory

The Warm Welcome Campaign’s website lists warm spaces across the country, including the Craven and Bradford areas. Click on this link to search for a warm space near you: Warm Welcome

Please note that some warm spaces will be closed during Sundays and bank holidays.





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