Cost of Living Support

There is a lot of information out on the internet at the moment. Below are links taken from the East Sussex and Government Websites which hopefully make it easier for residents to find what help they may need in one place.

  • Cost of Living Payment – Guidance on getting an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits including low income households and pensioners.
  • Advice of Support for Household costs – This includes a wide range of potential support including cost of living support, Council Tax rebate, Household Support Fund, Budgeting loans, Cheaper phone and broadband, Help paying your Water Bill, Get help with all or part of your rent, Discretionary Housing Payments, Get help with interest payments on mortgages or loans.
  • Details of Local Food Support – Including local food banks.
  • Warm East Sussex – This website is full of handy tips to help you keep you warm and well at home. Our free Warm Home Check service also offers practical advice and COVID-secure support. This page also has thrifty winter tips and DIY hints and tips.
  • The Money Helper Service – This service provides free, confidential and impartial help tailored to individual needs. This includes details on where to get free debt advice.
  • Help with Benefits – This includes Universal Credit, Benefit Calculator, help with health costs, benefits for families, benefits for people who are sick or disabled and find out how to apply to DESSS for help with food or utilities. There is also the welfare benefits helpline for free, confidential advice on 0333 344 0681 (calls cost no more than national rate calls).
  • Age UK – A list of support and advice for older residents in the Parish.
  • Warm home check service – For those people on low incomes or benefits.
  • Rother Rural Trust – Apply for small grants to this registered charity set up to help individuals and organisations in need in the rural parishes to give grants to people in real need.
  • Housing Advice – If you are at risk of becoming homeless and advice of housing-related floating support across East Sussex for vulnerable people, aged 16+, who require support to live independently.