Cost of living help in South East London

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

Support and advice available in your borough:

Citizens Advice offers free advice on a wide range of issues including debt, housing, benefits and employment.

Support and activities across South London: A Helping Hand

Warm Hubs

Warm Hubs are local community spaces where people can enjoy a warm, safe and friendly environment when it’s cold. Find your nearest warm hub:

Food banks

Food banks provide 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.