Cost of Living Support
Cost of living support and advice
We know that many people have been feeling the impact on their household budget of rising energy, food and housing bills. Our Cost of living hub provides some of the essential help and support you might need.
NEWS : Kingston Health and Wellbeing Day
12 December 10am to 2pm - The United Reform Church, Eden Street Kingston
The first Kingston Health and Wellbeing Day event will be held at The United Reform Church on Eden Street on 12 December.
The event, which has been organised by NHS South West London ICB in partnership with Public Health and partner voluntary organisations, has been created to provide support for those experiencing homelessness or seeking asylum.
Covid & Flu vaccinations will be offered along with various stalls & workshops offering health & wellbeing services that include colleagues from Housing, DWP and Household Support Fund. Also there to provide support are representatives from Adult Education, Skills and Employment.
Health partners will be offering TB and liver screening, health checks and mental health support and advice.
Other services include a barber/hairdresser, hand and neck massages and breathing courses as well as breakfast and a hot lunch.
You can get support with travel costs to the event from Spear by calling 020 8288 6506 or 07876 899330
There is more information on our events web page.
Find out if you qualify for help from the Household Support Fund.
If you are struggling to afford food, fuel, utility bills and other essentials, even temporarily - or have an urgent one off cost (boiler, cooker, fridge etc.). You can apply on our Household Support Fund webpages.
For other financial support and advice please go to our Cost of Living financial support, benefits and debt advice page.
Last winter we created a map of community spaces, support services and foodbanks, where residents were welcome to visit.
It is a testament to our brilliant communities across Kingston that today there are many more community places and groups providing activities, food and friendly faces across the borough, where you can drop in, meet people locally, get help and advice or join in activities. Many of these, such as libraries, are free - they are simply a place where everyone is welcome.
Because of the number and scope of community places this year, we are making this information available on our Connected Kingston website.
To find out about the wider range of what’s available local to you and across Kingston,visit the Connected Kingston website for Libraries, Foodbanks, Community Lunches, Cafes, Kitchens and Fridges, Community Groups and Activities, Support and Advice, and Wellbeing options for fitness and mental health support.
Other places to go for help and support
- Citizens Advice Kingston toolkit - Information and advice to help local people cope with the cost of living increases. Find out more by calling 020 3166 0953.
- Connected Kingston - Connected Kingston is a site dedicated to helping Kingston residents find local activities and navigate local services. It is run by the council and Kingston Voluntary Action in conjunction with local charities and statutory organisations.
- MoneyHelper.org.uk is a government-backed website run by The Money Advice Service, Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise. it is packed full of money advice, you can chat online with them and there is a FREE debt Advice Locator , where you can choose advice online, on the telephone and in person in your area.
- Worrying About Money - If you or someone you support are facing money worries or financial crises, you can find information about where to get support locally and nationally. You can also download a copy of the Worrying About Money leaflet