A NEW website has been launched by Fife Council to help those struggling during the cost of living crisis.

The site is designed to help Fifers find their way around all the support available to them.

The council has worked with other organisations to create a new website with useful information and contact details all in one place: www.our.fife.scot/gethelp.

There’s a lot of advice and links to other organisations who can help, as well as an online checker - to make sure people are getting what they’re entitled to.

David Ross, council leader, said: “We are trying to make sure every Fifer has​ ​easy access to coordinated, practical information and support ​​that helps reduce the impact of rising costs​​ when it is needed the most.

“We’re working more closely than ever with our community partners; NHS Fife, Fife Health and Social Care, Citizens Advice and Rights Fife, Fife Voluntary Action and a range of community organisations to try to make sure that wherever folk turn for support or advice, they’ll get the help they need.

"We’re pooling our resources locally to make best use of the people, services and support we all provide.

“As a council we were part of an incredible community response during the pandemic.

"We want to keep that momentum going and continue to work with our community partners, groups and organisations to deliver more targeted local support.

"To help with this, we’ve invested even more money in the Community Recovery Fund which will be split across all seven area committees.”

The site will point you in the direction of methods to increase your income and support you and your family's health, as well as guidance on employment, transport and business advice.

A new community support line (0800 952 0330) was also made live on Friday, and will be opening Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.

This line is for those without internet access, or who are in immediate crisis.

There is also one-to-one support in the form of face to face or over the phone consultation.

On the OurFife site there’s also an EntitledTo benefit calculator.

Described as "an easy way to see online, what you might be entitled to", Fifers are being encouraged to use it after recent changes made.

More people now qualify for Council Tax reductions or Tax Free Childcare than before.

Under 18s, non-UK nationals or those having trouble using the EntitledTo online calculator, can get in touch on the Community Support Line 0800 952 0330.