Information to help with the Cost of Living Crisis

There are many organisations like Solace, who are here to support you through the cost of living crisis. We have listed some of places of where you can get help. We will continue to update this page regularly. 

Help for Households

The Government is offering cost of living support to every household. There is help for every household. Find out what cost of living support you can get today. Energy bills. Finding work. Childcare costs. Extra payments.... Find out more here.

Cost of Living Hub

The Mayor of London has launched a new Cost of Living Hub for Londoners facing financial hardship, as a result of spiralling inflation, increases in National Insurance and Council Tax, and the lifting of the energy price cap. The hub helps Londoners access information, support and advice about claiming benefits, dealing with debt, financial management and mental health support. To explore the hub, please visit here.

Turn2Us

Turn2us Helpline 0808 802 2000 

You will find help to maximise your budget and managing your budget advice and support https://rb.gy/kwul3l 

Importantly they have a benefits calculator to help work out what you are entitled to. Benefits Calculator

Citizens Advice

If you don’t have enough to live on, you might be able to get help from the government or your local council to afford essentials like bills and food. This includes the Household Support Fund and Cost of Living Payments. More info here.

Local Council

Check what help you can get from your local council 

Your local council might help you pay for things like: 

  • your energy and water bills 

  • food 

  • essential items - for example, clothes or an oven 

This help is known as 'welfare assistance' or the ‘Household Support Fund’.  Each council runs their own scheme. The help they offer and who can get it varies. Find your local council here.

Mental Health and Money Advice 

Cost-of-living crisis and your mental health - We know that many people are feeling the strain as the cost of living continues to increase.  

You will find information about how you can maintain your mental wellbeing at this time, alongside information on how to manage your money as your bills rise

Link is here : https://rb.gy/48qrya

4 in 10 

4 in 10 is a campaigning network of 400 London organisations working to improve the lives of children living in poverty across the capital.  They have a help section here:

https://4in10.org.uk/giving-getting-help/?tex_services=food-provider-nutrition