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Cost of living help

Cost of living help

Money to help with food, bills, energy costs and other essentials

A new round for support through the Household Support Fund will open in early April. If you've applied for or received support since October 2023, you will now be able to apply again.

The support will again help people who are struggling to pay for food, energy bills and other household essentials. 

Surviving Winter crowdfund

We've teamed up with Wokingham United Charities and Berkshire Community Foundation for the Surviving Winter crowdfund.

Thanks to community donations and match funding, more than £50,000 will be going to local organisations to help people with the cost of living in the months ahead.

Talk to someone if you need help

Contact One Front Door, a service led by Citizens Advice, Wokingham, that helps residents find the most appropriate support. Use the online referral form or call  0808 278 7958, Monday to Friday. 

In this section


Financial support

Find out what financial support is available


Food and fuel

Find out how to get support with food or fuel


Family and home

Find out how to access support for you and your family


Health support

Find out how to get help with your physical and mental health


Food map

When and where you can get help with food


Tackling Poverty Strategy

How we're reducing poverty in the area


Household bills

Help with getting discounts or reducing bills at home


Household Support Fund

Money and vouchers for essentials and feeding children


One Front Door

Get help and support from Citizens Advice Wokingham


The Hardship Alliance

Group responding to poverty in the borough


Priority services

Register for priority help during power cuts if you're vulnerable


Help with essentials

Services you can use to get food, clothes, furniture and more


Period poverty partnership

How we're helping people in period poverty


Warmer winter project

Items for free if you're struggling with energy costs at home


How to help others

Volunteering and other options if you want to help others with the cost of living crisis



Get support with finding a job and explore job opportunities

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