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Cost of living support

With significant rise in the cost of living we know that some households will be struggling financially, emotionally or because they need practical advice and help.

We know that it is a difficult time for everyone right now as the rising cost of everything is making it difficult to make ends meet. This area of our site has been provided to share information on some of the help that is available within the district, some handy hints and tips to help you, and general information to lighten the load.

As new schemes, advice and support becomes available this page will be kept updated, please keep checking back to find out what's changed. 

Government financial support

There are many government schemes now to help with the cost of living as prices increase, find out what you could be entitled to.

Cost of living support fund

A cost of living crisis fund has been set up for the 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 financial years to support Uttlesford residents who may be struggling to pay their Council Tax liability.

Utility bills

Home - it is somewhere you want to feel safe and warm. If you are struggling, help is out there.


The cost of food has increased significantly this year. However, it really shouldn't have to be a choice between 'heating or eating'.

Debt and fraud

Assistance with debt management and fraudulent scams


Housing support and practical advice for those facing homelessness


Uttlesford is a rural district and many residents rely on using a car or public transport to get out and about.

Job loss and redundancy

Facing redundancy can be stressful and confusing, find some practical advice on job loss here.

Emotional support

One in four of us will experience mental health issues in our lifetime.

Low cost or no cost activities

Help keep your family entertained and active this winter with the top low cost / no cost offers and activities running in Uttlesford

Useful websites

Cost-of-living tips, hints and information.

Social outreach service

Starting on 29 February a new multi-agency service will be offering help with mental health, cost of living, housing and addictions issues.