Saving energy costs
Advice on how to reduce your energy use, stay warm and grants to make your home energy efficient.
£400 discount for households that do not get automatic energy bill support.
Free and impartial energy advice to help you stay warm and save money on your home energy bills.
Support for parents and guardians
Alexandra Rose food vouchers for families with children under 5 and pregnant women.
Help to buy healthy food and milk if you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4.
Guidance on budgeting, childcare and parental leave pay.
Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you receive certain benefits or on a low income.
You may be eligible for up to 30 hours of free childcare if your child is 3 to 4 years old.
Find a number of pop-up swap shops for school items this 2023 summer.
Housing and homelessness
Advice on what to do if you're homeless or about to become homeless.
Get help to pay your rent if you're unemployed, on a low income or claiming benefits.
Additional help if you're on Housing Benefit or get the housing element of Universal Credit.
Benefits and financial support
Apply for Council Tax Support, change your payment plan, or get financial advice.
Get help with living costs if you’re on a low income, out of work or you cannot work.
Lambeth Larder provides details of support and services available to you during difficult times.
If eligible, you can get help with living costs, like paying bills or buying food.
Discretionary Council Tax Support Hardship Payment (DCTSHP) provides extra help to pay your Council Tax bill.
Find out how we'll allocate the Household Support Fund (funded by the Department of Work and Pensions).
Find and apply for financial support such as grants, local schemes and discounted tariffs.
Advice on budgeting if you're struggling with debt or want better control of your money.
Help to make the right choices, deal with your debt and get your finances back on track.
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.
Get help to organise your finances, claim benefits and deal with services when you have a mental health problem.
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
Access extra money to help with your living costs if you’ve reached State Pension age and are on a low income.
Support and services for you to live enriched, productive and purposeful lives.
Get help paying for your care if you've reached State Pension age and have a disability.
Boost your income in retirement and make the most of your money.
Find local services for support with disabilities, long-term ill-health, mental health and carers.
Our strategy and support
Find out how we'll continue to support the local community by reading Lambeth Council's Cost of Living Crisis Response Plan 2023-2024.
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.
As part of the Cost of Living Response Plan, the council is providing funding to a number of organisations to support residents in the borough this winter.