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Cost of Living Support

The Government and Local Council and Charities are offering support for everyone struggling with the cost of living crisis. Click on the links below to find out more.

The rising cost-of-living across the UK is having national and local impacts.  Locally this means that people who were ‘just about managing’ are now being pushed into food and fuel poverty, increasing the numbers seeking support for emergency food and other welfare support.

There are a large number of local advice hubs in the city offering help, whether it be advise with benefits, energy bills or access to emergency food.

Below you will find links to a range of services offering help and advice.

Local and National Cost of Living Support

Click on the images below to find out more.

New cost of living payments

Spring 2023

Government Cost of Living Support

 Payments Factsheet

Government’s Household Support Fund

£65 payment

Brighton & Hove City Council

Cost of Living Support

Food Partnership

Advice if you are struggling to afford food

Warm Welcome

Free indoor activities and warm places to go this winter

LEAP Energy Bill Advice

and FREE replacement White Goods

Southern Water Bill Discounts

Money Saving Expert Advice

Food support

Free and low cost groceries and food

Phoenix Food Shop

Low-cost weekly food shop

The Pankhurst Pantry

Free weekly food shop near Brighton Racecourse

The Toast Club

Free nutritious breakfast every morning

The Gardener Cafe

Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe in North Laine

Real Junkfood Project

Free / Pay as you feel cafes across town

Community Centres

Advice groups, training, free and low cost activities for all ages

Cornerstone – Hove

Activities & Events

Hangleton & Knoll Project

50+ Activities & Events

The Whitehawk Inn

Spring 2020

Old Boat Corner

Activities & Events

Brighthelm Centre

Activities & Events

Brighton Youth Centre

Teen Activities

Useful Links

Other organisations whose services you may find useful, including our partner organisations.

Learn to grow and cook your own food from beginners to budding Chefs

Brighton & Hove Casserole Club, make an extra portion and share

Advice and support for the homeless and vulnerable towards a more positive future.

Free, confidential and impartial advice and on issues affecting people’s lives.

Providing vital support to those aged 50+ in the city

Helping people affected by domestic abuse. Practical solutions, shelter and support.

Top 10 Low Cost Contents Insurance Providers

Seaside Homes Managing Agent

Free and impartial money advice. Tools and guides to help improve your finance

Information, advice & support for families of children with SEN or disabilities in Brighton & Hove

Listening to, supporting and informing the LGBT community in Brighton & Hove

Provider expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents

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