Help for Lewisham residents

Find out whether you are entitled to the one-off cost of living payment, plus help with household costs, energy bills, childcare and transport costs on the UK Government website. The site also lists offers and discounts available from businesses like grocery stores to help with the cost of living: GOV.UK Help for Households

Comprehensive information on what to do if you are struggling to pay your energy bills and who to contact: Money Saving Expert Cost of Living Survival Kit

Clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money: Mental Health and Money Advice

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is investing in the cost of living crisis facing Londoners, including through a 24-hour debt helpline: 0800 808 5700 / What the Mayor is Doing for the Cost of Living

Local information

Lewisham Council website offers advice about what you may be entitled to as well as local organisations that are available to help you: Lewisham Council Support

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation has created a comprehensive booklet for residents which lists lots of local organisations that can offer support: A Helping Hand

Citizens Advice Lewisham offers free advice on a wide range of issues including debt, housing, benefits and employment. Face-to-face meetings by appointment only: 0800 231 5453 / Citizens Advice Lewisham

Warm Hubs

Warm Hubs are local community spaces where people can enjoy a warm, safe and friendly environment when it’s cold.  Libraries across Lewisham will be offering their facilities as warm hubs this winter. Find your nearest library and see their opening times on the Lewisham council website.

Food banks

Provides food and some household items for households going through financial crisis who cannot afford food and other vital household items. They do not provide long-term support. Open Monday – Friday with collection points throughout the borough. You can find the full list of times and locations at Lewisham Foodbank locations