Cost of Living Support
Help for households, including Cost Of Living and Disability Payments
The Government is offering cost-of-living support to households and has launched a new central place to find out what support you can get today.
Support is available for
Household Support Fund
Your local council might help you pay for things like:
- your energy and water bills
- 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. Ask your local council if they run welfare assistance or Household Support Fund scheme.You don't have to get benefits to get help from your local council. However, if you get benefits, they won't be affected if you start getting money from welfare assistance or Household Support Fund scheme.
We have compiled a handy list of the councils where we have properties, with direct links to each fund.
Find out how you could be Better Off with our free, quick, and easy benefits calculator.
We’re proud to announce our website's new, powerful feature – a robust and effective tool to support you through this difficult and ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
By filling out a simple form, which should only take around 10 minutes to complete, you can find out if you’re eligible for a broad range of benefits and potentially save yourself some money.
We have also teamed up with Lightning Reach, which aims to enable people in financial hardship to find and apply for a personalised range of support from multiple providers through a single portal when they need it, with just one application.
The Lightning Reach portal is a simple online website that allows you to access financial support, including grants and social tariffs from multiple support providers.