Cost of living support

Cost of living support

We understand everyone is feeling the extra pressure because of increased bills and living costs. We have put together some resources that you may find helpful over the coming months. Please get in touch with us as soon as you can, if you know paying your rent will be a problem.

How can we help

There are several ways we can help and support you, with a summary of these below, but there are others. The most important step to take is to talk to us so that we can tell you what support might be available.

  • Our Financial Inclusion team can help you review your income and expenditure and offer advice on ways to maximise your income.
  • Our support fund – this is open to all residents and shared owners who find themselves struggling financially. It provides temporary relief from genuine hardship and is not intended as a means of long-term support. There are specific criteria that need to be met.

The administration and issuing of the above funds will be at our discretion and on a case-by-case. Please get in touch if you think we can help.

For advice about your benefits, call 0300 3300 900, selecting options 3, 4 and 1 or dialling extension number 7305 when prompted. Alternatively, email

Your income and what you spend

Do you know how much you are spending vs how much money you bring home? You can use our income and expenditure form to record everything that goes in and comes out.

This form may be useful for you to revisit your weekly/monthly budgeting.

Help from other organisations

We’ve pulled together some useful information from other organisations, to help you find the support you need.

This includes the government’s Help for Households campaign.

Help for Households
Fuel and utility bills
Health costs
Food support

Further useful links

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