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 email@example.com 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
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
Be more money savvy – navigate rising costs with the Which? Money Newsletter – it’s free
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.
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 Community pantries – there are 19 pantries across Hampshire all offering a cheaper alternative to supermarket shopping.
How to save money
If you are worried about your energy costs rising
Mental Health and Money
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
New 6 Steps to Budget Effectively – With a Free Downloadable Budget Sheet
The National Debt Helpline has some useful example letters
Resources for Parents
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.
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.
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 Global Disability Crisis – It’s not just a UK wide problem