Useful links, tips and pointers on where and how to find cost of living support across the city.
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Our city should be a place where, everyone has the chance of a decent and secure life. Instead, too many people – many from working families – are struggling to meet their needs.

Financial hardship means not being able to heat your home, pay your rent, or buy the essentials for your children. It means waking up everyday facing insecurity, uncertainty and impossible decisions about money. It means facing marginalisation – and even discrimination – because of financial circumstances. The constant stress it causes can overwhelm people, affecting them emotionally and depriving them of the chance to play a full part in society.

The strategy document in the downloads section contains a set of proposals we hope will inspire, encourage and support action across the city. 

Please view below useful links, tips and pointers on where and how to find support across the city:

Community shops

Gatis Street Community Space - Surplus Food Market
Gatis St , Wolverhampton , WV6 0ET
Wednesday 10am to 4pm, Thursday 11am to 4pm

St Chads & St Marks Church - Surplus Food Market
Lime Street , Wolverhampton , WV3 0EX 
2pm – 4pm
Big Venture Community Shop
17 Chesterton Road, Scotlands, WV10 8SP
Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 2.30pm 
Fridays 9.30am to 12.30 pm 
Wednesday 5.30pm to 8.00 pm 
Bilston Support Network Community Shop  – Bilston Strengthing Families Hub
25 Market Way, Bilston, WV14 0DR
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 9.30am to 2.30pm 
Stratton Street Community Shop
6 Stratton Street, Wolverhampton ,WV10 9AJ
Tuesday's Wednesday and Friday - 10am to 2.30am
Low Hill Community Shop
Kempthorne Avenue , Low Hill, WV10 9JJ
Monday 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Wednesday 11am to 3pm and 5.30pm till 7.30pm
Thursday - 11am to 1.30pm