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Cost of living

As the cost of living rises we’re here to help support you through these challenging times.

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Here’s some more useful information, including details about local credit unions and Citizens Advice:

School travel passes

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to get help with the cost of your child/children travelling between home and school. To qualify, you’ll need to live in Knowsley and attend your nearest school – the statutory walking distance from your home address to the school is 2 miles for children aged under eight, and 3 miles for children aged eight and over. Children should already be entitled to free school meals, or the family are in receipt of the maximum level of working tax credits.

Energy Projects Plus

Knowsley Council is working with Energy Projects Plus to provide energy advice to people in Knowsley. Through its LEAP project, you can get help to apply for white goods and through Warmth for Health, people with chronic health conditions can have certain items repaired or replaced.

For free and impartial advice to help you save money on your energy bills, call 0800 043 0151 or email If you need extra support you may be able to access their other services such as home visits, installation of ‘easy measures’ such as LED bulbs or draught-proofing and, assessment of white goods for a potential free replacement.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provide support and advice around benefits, debt, employment and more. Email or call free on 0808 278 7839.

Their locations are:

  • 27 Cavendish Walk, Huyton, L36 9YG – Monday and Thursday – 9.30am to 3pm
  • 142 Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, L32 8RX – Tuesday and Friday – 9.30am to 3pm

Credit unions

Credit unions offer low-cost loans and a savings facility to their members.

Enterprise Credit Union is based in Huyton and Page Moss – call them on 0151 482 0177 or email

The Knowsley Mutual Credit Union is based in Kirkby- call them on 0151 545 3380 or email

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