Cost of living, money and debt

Emergency support


If you and your family are going hungry or struggling to eat well, visit your local foodbank for immediate support.

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Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Advice on homeless prevention or information and support if you're a rough sleepers.

Benefits advice

Free, independent advice from local agencies on what benefits you’re entitled to and how to access them. 

Advice and support directory

Local support and services if you're facing a crisis, including if you have money issues or need legal advice.

Emergency Support Scheme

Get help if you’re facing a crisis, emergency or disaster, including if you're struggling to pay bills or to buy food.

Warm Spaces

If you and your household need a space to stay warm during the day, visit one of our local warm spaces.

Support for pensioners

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Age UK Lambeth

Support and services for older people in Lambeth to live enriched, productive and purposeful lives.

Support with your care

Attendance Allowance helps you pay for care if you've reached State Pension age and have a disability.


Directory of local services for people with disabilities, long-term ill-health, mental health issues and carers.

Pension Credit

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

Benefits and financial support

Help paying Council Tax

If you're struggling to pay your Council Tax you can apply for Council Tax Support, change your payment plan, or get financial advice.

Discretionary Council Tax Support Hardship Payment (DCTSHP)

Get extra financial help to pay your Council Tax bill.

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Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

Get additional help with rent or housing costs if you're on Housing Benefit or get the housing element of Universal Credit.

Universal Credit

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

Housing support costs

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

Saving energy costs

Green Doctors

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

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Reduce your energy bills

Advice on how to reduce your gas, electric and water bills and information on any rebates you may be entitled to.

Warmer Homes grant

Grants to provide heating, insulation and ventilation improvements for low income residents.

Energy saving advice

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

Debt and budgeting


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


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

Every Pound Counts

Welfare rights advice if you're a residents 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.

Jobs and skills support

Help getting a job

Get help to find a job or access the right learning and training opportunities to build your career.