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Due to high demand, our service is currently at capacity. As a result, we are temporarily closed to new inquiries. We understand the urgency of your situation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please check back in at a later time for updates on our service availability.

Cost of Living

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).

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
  • Help with disability benefits and Universal Credit Limited Capability for Work

Income Maximisation Booklet

Our Cost of Living team has produced a handy guide to help you to maximise your income. You can download the booklet here.

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

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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