Cost of living

Support with the cost of living

Find out how we're supporting you with the cost of living and helping households in urgent need.

The cost of living crisis

The UK is facing a cost of living crisis and millions of people are having to make difficult choices about their finances, in some cases choosing between feeding their families and paying their bills.

We may not be able to predict of control what's happening in the world, but we can help you to understand what these changes mean for you and your finances.

Find out more about how you can manage your money during these challenging times – and how you can join us in helping those in urgent need.

Helping people in crisis

We believe we’re stronger when we work together. So we’re proud of our partnership with national charity Turn2us, where we’ve donated over £500,000 so far, to support more people facing financial crisis to build resilience.

We recently supported Turn2us’ Cost of Living Crisis appeal by matching donations up to £15,000. Following overwhelming support for the appeal, we were able to hit our target and in total, the campaign raised over £45,000 to help families overcome rising living costs.

Building financial resilience

Through our Changemakers programme, we support individuals and social enterprises to explore society’s challenges and develop and scale innovative solutions. These range from helping low income households to save money on bills, to providing sustainable employment to some of society’s most financially vulnerable groups.

During a time where the cost of living is impacting so many households, our Changemakers are helping to build people’s financial resilience for the future.

Louis Holliday, Pocket Power

“Now is a really tricky time for lots of people when they’re thinking about trying to pay their household bills.”


Pocket Power are tackling the poverty premium by helping people on low incomes find better deals on their household bills.

Read more  about Louis Holliday, Pocket Power

Jerry During, Money A&E

“Lots more people are facing financial exclusion and debt, and they need a lot more support.”


Money A&E provides money advice and educational services to disadvantaged groups and Diverse Ethnic Communities.


Read more  about Jerry During, Money A&E

Ebony Rebecca, RoseTinted Financial Services

"The worst affected [are] choosing between food and gas/electric on a weekly basis."

 

RoseTinted is a service that promotes mental wellbeing for women through a mixture of financial and mental health support.

Read more  about Ebony Rebecca, RoseTinted Financial Services

Managing your money in uncertain times

Take a look at our range of guides, articles and practical support. They're designed to help you manage the cost of living and make you feel a little more in control.

Find out what benefits you're entitled to

Turn2us provide a free, confidential and independent benefits calculator, helping people to find out which state benefits they may be entitled to. You can use the calculator to see what help you could get.

 

Cost of living research

We recently commissioned an independent survey of 4,000 adults in the UK, to find out how people are affected by rises in the cost of living.  The research shows that spiralling living costs are a major concern among UK households. The level and speed of price rises, means nine out of ten of us (89%) are looking to make changes to pay for the cost of living increases. People are having to make difficult choices in an attempt to reduce the impact of rising energy bills, higher inflation, National Insurance hikes and potential interest rate increases.