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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Food and clothing

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

If you are struggling to put food on the table, please don't suffer in silence. There is local support out there.

Uttlesford Foodbank

Providing food and care parcels during times of crisis. A referral to this service is needed and can be made by calling Customer Services on 01799 510510 or by emailing


Helping to distribute produce that local supermarkets would otherwise dispose of but is still perfectly good to eat.

Uttlesford Children's Clothing Bank

A volunteer-led charity which collects and re-distributes children's clothing to families who are in need.

Community Fridges

Community Fridges are stocked with items that are close to date or have a best before date that has recently passed - but are still good to eat.

Meal planning

Planning meals in advance can help many with their budgets and reduce food shopping costs. The NHS has a dedicated website which provides healthy recipes and meal plans.

Supermarket shopping tips

Money Saving Expert have put together a trolley full of ways to max discounts, including how to speedily find the cheapest supermarket for your items, time trips to bag the best yellow-sticker reductions and more.