Cost of living

Get help with the cost of living crisis, paying your bills, financial support and more

Access the right support for you

Cost of living help for pensioners

Help if you're pension age

Cost of living help for people with children

Additional cost of living funding for parents

I'm dealing with an emergency

Food and other crisis support

If you are not part of one of the groups listed above, you can see other options for help further down this page.

Cost of living impacts

The higher cost of living continues to impact our residents and communities.

We want to know how you're feeling after the summer and looking ahead to the winter.

Higher bills, housing costs and weekly shops are adding up to make things more difficult for residents.

Your responses will shape our work alongside our Hardship Alliance partners.

Take the survey and tell us your views. Open to 9 November.

Respond now

Share information to help others

We've published a cost of living help toolkit, to share with your networks locally to spread the word about help options.

This includes easy to copy words and graphics to share online, posters and more. Check the:

Find out about all the Government schemes

The Household Support Fund is provided by the Government.

This is part of £842million of additional funding has been made available to help the most vulnerable across England by the Government. In Wokingham Borough we have been given £1million.

Visit the Government's cost of living help pages for more information. 

Talk to someone if you need help

Contact Citizens Advice, Wokingham, to find the most appropriate support for your situation. Use the online referral form or call 0808 278 7958, Monday to Friday. 

Support options

Money help

Financial support for cost of living

Help for families

Cost of living help for people with children

Bills and home costs

Help with regular payments relating to your home

How to help others

How to help others with the cost of living crisis

Tackling Poverty Strategy

How we're reducing poverty in the area

Help with essentials

Get food, crisis support and other advice

Priority services

Help from utility providers if you are vulnerable

Advice in Easy Read

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