Cost of living support

See what support is available to help with the cost of living, including welcoming spaces in the district.

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Cost of living support

We understand that these are difficult times, and many of us are feeling the effects of rising energy bills, food prices and rent or mortgage payments. Support is available if you are struggling with the cost of living. We’ve put together this cost of living support guide to explain the help available from us, the government and other organisations.

If you want to speak to someone in person about what help is available, you can drop into one of our Healthy Hubs in the district. We offer signposting and advice around health and well-being, debt and budgeting, jobs and skills, housing, and energy bills.

Hertfordshire County Council have collated a list of helpful resources to assist with the cost of living as well as advice from the money advice unit.

You can also view the government’s Help for Households campaign for information on help with housing costs, heating bills, childcare costs and other ways to support your income. Or, you can contact Three Rivers Citizens Advice for free and confidential advice about your situation.

If you are in a crisis, visit Herts Help which can help with emergency loans, grants, food, clothing and furniture schemes if you are in extreme need. They offer a free crisis helpline to get support in difficult times.