Support with rising living costs

General support and advice

We know this is a challenging time with increasing costs for everyone. This page has lots of advice and support that might help - if you do need help, please ask.

  • Check out our warm spaces page at and our new map of warm spaces across the borough.
  • Kingston Citizens Advice Bureau 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.
  • 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

The Mayor of London's Cost of Living Bus is visiting Kingston

As part of the Mayor of London’s cost of living campaign, City Hall is funding a partnership with Debt Free Advice to operate a mobile cost of living advice bus. The bus set off on Wednesday 23 November, starting at Trafalgar Square, and will run until Wednesday 22 February with stops across London along the way. 

The bus will be parked in the Hook Centre car park on 16 February from 10am - 4pm for Kingston residents to drop-in. 

With many people impacted by the rising cost of living, the bus will serve as an in-person advice centre and offer debt, money and welfare advice, as well as promoting other forms of support with the cost of living including the Mayor’s Warmer Homes programme and Cost of Living Hub, free childcare entitlements and mental health support. 

Expert advisors from Debt Free Advice and partners will be on-hand to give free and confidential advice on debt, benefits, and other money worries.

For more information please visit the Mayor of London's website. 

Last Modified: 17/01/2023 16:39:41