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Cost of living help

Cost of living help

Food, energy bills and other essentials

If you are struggling to pay for food, energy bills and other household essentials, help is available. If you have children using Free School Meals you could get additional support in the school holidays.

Apply for the Household Support Fund if you are struggling.

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. 

Volunteer to help others

If you're not struggling with the cost of living but want to help others who are, the Wokingham Volunteer Centre will help you find a role.

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



Get support with finding a job and explore job opportunities


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


Warm spaces

Where you can go to stay warm near you during cold months


Run a warm space

Tell us if you're running or planning to run a warm space in your area


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


Volunteer to help

Wokingham Volunteer Centre will help you find a role to help others locally


Help at Christmas

Get help this festive season if you're struggling

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