Cost of Living

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If you’re unable to pay your essential bills due to the rising cost of living, then we can help. Our expert advisers can check you are getting the money you are entitled to and help you find ways to cope with the cost of living.

Our advisers can apply for discounts and grants on your behalf and advise on benefits claims to improve your financial situation. They can help you reduce your household bills and offer support with form filling and accessing other services.

Please note this service is only available for people living in South London (including those placed in temporary accommodation by a South London borough).

You can access the Cost of Living service by:

  • emailing crisis@swllc.org
  • sending a WhatsApp message to 07743 729833
  • calling free on freephone 0808 109 8032 and leaving a message

You may also find it helpful to attend one of our free money advice webinars.

We can help with

  • Rent/mortgage arrears
  • Benefits checks (limited service)
  • Discretionary Housing Payment applications
  • Grant applications
  • Warm Home Discounts
  • Water Discount forms
  • Chasing benefit claims
  • Applications for Universal Credit, Council Tax Support, Council Tax Reduction, carer’s allowance
  • Advice on debt options
  • Income maximisation
  • Reducing household bills
  • (From November) help with disability benefits and Universal Credit Limited Capability for Work

I’m very very pleased and so grateful for the help I received. If it was down to me alone I never would have known about the grants and other help on offer.

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This service is free thanks to funding from The National Lottery, Wandsworth Council, Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund and The London Legal Support Trust.

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