Phone line opening hours
Like many other services, we are seeing an unprecedented demand for help during this cost of living crisis.
In order to process the high volume of Crisis Grant applications, we are changing our phone line opening hours.
From Wednesday, 25 January 2023, phone lines will be open from:
- 1pm to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and
- 1pm to 4pm on Fridays
This will ensure we have dedicated time to process any new applications to meet our 48 hour turnaround time for people experiencing hardship or crisis.
If you have submitted a Crisis Grant application within the last 48 hours, one of our Officers will contact you as soon as your application has been assessed. Please do not phone to check the status of your application as this is generating additional work and may delay applications further.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Important information - cost of living
With the cost of living increasing, many people are finding it difficult to cover essential daily living costs.
A range of measures are available to help people boost their income. Don't assume you're receiving everything you're entitled to, always check, and if you're still struggling or in doubt, get in touch.
Find out more: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/cost-of-living-support