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Cost of living support

Advice and support to help manage the rising cost of living.

Resources for armed forces personnel

Useful links and resources for members of the Armed forces and veterans.

Uttlesford District Council previously subscribed to the Veterans Information Portal - VIP Tree resource centre for veterans. Links to all of the resources offered on the VIP Tree site are now available below.

Housing and benefits

For advice and support on housing matters you can contact the council's officers. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans are given priority in the council's Housing Allocations Scheme (Allocations Policy) (PDF) [312KB] .

Contact our housing team

Private sector housing

Alternative housing is also available through the private rented sector. The MOD has launched a scheme that allows defence personnel to apply for a loan to meet the cost of a deposit for a rental property.

MOD Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme


We have information about the range of benefits available including Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support(LCTS).

Contact our benefits team


Support providers in the Uttlesford area

Citizens Advice

Find your branch of Royal British Legion

West Essex Mind

Uttlesford Community Travel

Leisure centres, swimming pools and gyms

Other support providers

The Royal British Legion - Benefits and Money Advice Service -The Royal British Legion, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and Citizens Advice operate a unique Benefits and Money Advice Service in order to help provide dedicated benefits and money advice to the Serving and ex-Serving community, and their dependants.

The Money Advice Service - free independent financial advice set up by the Government and funded by the FSA

Blue Badge parking scheme

Adult courses and learning provided by Essex County Council