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Cost of living support

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

Emergency contacts

If you are in the Uttlesford district and unable to return home due to fire, flood or other emergency call Uttlesford District Council on 01799 510510.

The council operates an out-of-hours system for someone to take your call.

Domestic violence or abuse at home

If you are experiencing domestic violence or abuse at home, you can call:

  • Essex Police on 101 ext. 180340 or the
  • Non-emergency domestic abuse number on 0800 358 0351.
  • For people with a hearing or speech impairment, the Minicom line is 01245 452828.
  • The National Domestic Violence Helpline is also staffed 24 hours: Freephone 0808 2000 24


Severe mental health issues

If you are experiencing severe mental health issues and require immediate urgent help the following options are available:

  • Call your GP and ask for an emergency appointment
  • Call the Crisis Line: 0330 726 0110 or dial 999.


Essex Social Care (Social Services)

Essex Social Care (Social Services) runs a 24-hour protection line for children and young adults on 0845 606 1212, or you can email: for help and advice.

Additional useful contact details are included on our Housing Options help sheets