Cost of living resources


Cost of living

Increases in the cost of living are affecting us all. If your service users are finding it hard to cover living costs, there is support available. Listed below are some of the services and resources to help support service users struggling with the cost of living.

Hackney Council’s guide on the cost of living
Hackney Council has worked with a range of partners to develop a comprehensive guide outlining the help and support available to residents during the cost of living crisis. Support available for households on low incomes includes Council Tax reductions, food vouchers, lunch clubs and support grants. Read more

Help with the cost of living guide
The government has published online information and an Easy Read version of their cost of living guide. Download here

Mayor of London’s cost of living hub
The Mayor of London has launched a Cost of Living hub. Read more

London Plus
London Plus has published information on support to help charities and individuals with the cost of living crisis. Read more

Hackney Foodbank
Hackney Foodbank is part of a network of foodbanks working to combat poverty and hunger. Read more

Hackney Lunch Clubs network
There are 12 Lunch Clubs serving lunch to Hackney’s diverse communities. The clubs help to decrease isolation and improve health, wellbeing and connection. Read more

Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice has a guide to help you with the cost of living which covers benefits, energy, food, travel and other essentials. Read more

Help with bills and other living expenses
National Energy Action (NEA) is a charity, working to ensure that everyone is warm and safe at home. Read more

Older people 
Age UK has help on benefits, managing your money, debt, pensions and more. Read more

Learning disability and Easy Read
The learning disability charity Mencap has a section available to help you. Read more

Mental health
Check Mental Health and Money Advice website, the first UK-wide online advice service designed to help you understand, manage and improve your financial and mental health. Read more

Thames Water has a WaterSure bill cap and WaterHelp schemes to help households in need of extra support. This includes low-income households, households with large families and those who have a water-dependent medical condition. Read more

London Poverty Profile 
London’s Poverty Profile provides evidence and insight on poverty and inequality in London. It shines a light on the nature of poverty in the capital, in the hope of prompting action from charities, local authorities and central government. Read more

Turn2Us benefits calculator
Click here to access the Turn2Us benefits calculator.