Cost of living, money and debt

Emergency support

Saving energy costs

Energy saving advice

Advice on how to reduce your energy use, stay warm and grants to make your home energy efficient.

Green Doctors

Free and impartial energy advice to help you stay warm and save money on your home energy bills.

Support for parents and guardians

Food vouchers for a healthy start

Alexandra Rose food vouchers for families with children under 5 and pregnant women.

Money advice when having a baby

Guidance on budgeting, childcare and parental leave pay.

Free school meals

Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you receive certain benefits or on a low income.

Free childcare

You may be eligible for up to 30 hours of free childcare if your child is 3 to 4 years old.

Housing and homelessness

Housing support costs

Get help to pay your rent if you're unemployed, on a low income or claiming benefits.

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

Additional help if you're on Housing Benefit or get the housing element of Universal Credit.

Benefits and financial support

Help paying Council Tax

Apply for Council Tax Support, change your payment plan, or get financial advice.

Universal Credit

Get help with living costs if you’re on a low income, out of work or you cannot work.

Advice and support

Lambeth Larder provides details of support and services available to you during difficult times.

Emergency Support Scheme

If eligible, you can get help with living costs, like paying bills or buying food.

Council Tax support payment

Discretionary Council Tax Support Hardship Payment (DCTSHP) provides extra help to pay your Council Tax bill.

Household Support Fund

Find out how we'll allocate the Household Support Fund (funded by the Department of Work and Pensions).

Lightning Reach portal

Find and apply for financial support such as grants, local schemes and discounted tariffs.

Managing money


Advice on budgeting if you're struggling with debt or want better control of your money.

Managing debt

Help to make the right choices, deal with your debt and get your finances back on track.

Every Pound Counts

Welfare rights advice if you're a resident with a long-term health condition or disability, or caring for a child with long-term ill health.

Money and mental health

Get help to organise your finances, claim benefits and deal with services when you have a mental health problem.

Credit union

London Mutual Credit Union exists to help local residents make their money go further, with simple savings and affordable loans.

Support if you're over 60

Pension Credit

Access extra money to help with your living costs if you’ve reached State Pension age and are on a low income.

Support with your care

Get help paying for your care if you've reached State Pension age and have a disability.


Find local services for support with disabilities, long-term ill-health, mental health and carers.

Our strategy and support

National Lottery Cost of Living Fund

National Lottery fund for organisations facing both increased demand and increased costs due to the cost of living crisis. Organisations can apply for grants up to the value of £75k.