Cost of Living Resources

We have updated our comprehensive list of links to external public sources of information that could help if you are struggling financially. Please email us at info@dpv.org.uk if you know about a resource we should add or if there is a problem with a link.

Please note: While we make every effort to signpost you to helpful resources from reputable sources, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or suitability of third-party websites. This webpage should not be regarded as legal advice. Please seek legal advice if you think your individual case requires it.

Disability and the Cost-of-Living

Money Saving Expert has a Disability Money Matters Forum

Money Saving Expert also has a Disability and Cost-Of-Living Forum

Scope is offering free energy and water advice to Disabled People. 

Get step by step advice from Inclusion London available in accessible formats 

Factsheets you can download from the RNIB 

Easy Read Advice from Mencap 

Carers UK has a list of resources

And you can also look at Money Saving Tips for Disabled People

Find support during the squeeze from Turn2Us

Money advice for when you have to go into hospital

Survival Guides

From the Money Saving Expert 

Another survival guide 

Living on a squeezed income 

Support 

Get help with the cost-of-living

New Energy Saving Grants (disability-grants.org)

Be more money savvy – navigate rising costs with the Which? Money Newsletter – it’s free

New More resources from Which?

Things that might help 

Keeping Warm 

New Hitting the Cold Spots – is the one-stop advice and support service to beat the cold at home.

New Keep Warm Keep Well web pages offer money and debt advice and show you how to take full advantage of many local services available – from warm spaces in libraries and hot school meals, to expert advice on options to help reduce fuel bills.

New ‘Warm Hubs’- locations

Reducing your food bill

Scope has a Free Food Guide

Here is another free food guide from Money Helper. 

Using a food bank advice from Citizen’s Advice 

New What supermarkets and shops are doing to help with the cost of living – Which? News

New Community pantries – there are 19 pantries across Hampshire all offering a cheaper alternative to supermarket shopping.

How to save money

New How To Save Money On Your Energy Bill if you’re Disabled 

New How to save money online

Ways to reduce bills 

Energy Saving Ideas 

Cutting costs and free activities

How to save money on energy bills

Going Green can save you money 

Discounts and offers

If you are worried about your energy costs rising 

Mental Health and Money 

New How to deal with stress during the cost-of-living crisis

Mental Health and Money Advice – this site includes a free guide to help you to improve your mental health and money situation

New Money and mental health: 10 tips to give yourself a financial check-up 

Money Troubles? 

Can I cancel something I’ve done when I’m unwell?

Budgeting 

How to make a budget 

New 6 Steps to Budget Effectively – With a Free Downloadable Budget Sheet 

New How to create a budget spreadsheet by Digital Unite

Debt

Options for Dealing with Debt 

The National Debt Helpline has some useful example letters 

Resources for Parents

How To Talk to Children About Money

New A BBC guide ‘How to talk to your child about the cost-of-living crisis’ 

New Connect to Support Hampshire – online advice for adults to help you stay independent and manage your own care.

For those who live alone 

Advice for individuals and charities 

Campaigning 

The rising cost-of-living is affecting everyone however the impact is not being experienced equally.

There is a Cost-of-living Alliance

The Disability Poverty Campaign Group (DPCG)

Sign the Scope petition demanding more support for Disabled People.

The Mencap ‘Priced out and forgotten’ campaign

Disabled people are having to choose between eating and heating their homes – visit the Leonard Cheshire campaign page

The Salvation Army is also calling for help for those hit the hardest by rising costs

The RNIB See Differently Campaign

Priced Out of Existence

The Global Disability Crisis – It’s not just a UK wide problem

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