Cost of Living Support
Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living. This includes income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel.
Find cost of living information from your local area
The Money Advice Service - Offers free and impartial money advice to help improve your finances.
StepChange - For free debt advice and support to get your finances back on track - call them on 0800 138 111
Homeless Support - If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless find information and help here
Food Poverty Training - Food Poverty is a growing issue for many people in Oxfordshire– and Good Food Oxford have designed this training to give you tools, to feel both confident and skilled to help those who are experiencing it. This will help you to better support and signpost those people you encounter who are experiencing food poverty.
Universal Credit and Childcare - You may be able to claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for Universal Credit.
Oxfordshire Residents Support Scheme - We’ve launched a new hardship fund to support residents in need of immediate help and who have no other source of financial support available to them.
Household Support Fund - In 2023/24 the UK Government has provided the County Council with a grant to increase the funding available for cost-of-living support. Click here to find out more.
Support with Travel Costs
Mental Health Support
Oxfordshire Safe Haven - For those who are over 18 and living in Oxfordshire
Connection Support - Local charity that provides flexible and tailored support and advice to adults and families
The Mind Guide - A mental health services directory in Oxfordshire
The Youth in Mind Guide - Information on young people's mental health services in Oxfordshire
Help for Households
See what support is available to help with the cost of living and find out how to save money with our energy saving tips.See more details
Government help with childcare costs for parents.
Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.See more details
You can use an independent, free and anonymous benefits calculator to check what you could be entitled to.See more details
Money Saving Expert
Cost of living help guide
90+ ways to save from MSE and MoneySavers
Provides confidential support and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing, and other problems.See more details
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