Cost Of Living Support
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Connect To Support – Various information advice from help with food to debt and money worries and to keeping your home warm and repair cafes.
Warm Welcome – Use this site to search for Warm Hubs by postcode.
Hampshire libraries – Libraries are offering themselves as hubs, they are manned, lit, and warm, and have learning resources, computers, daily paper, and free wifi.
Warm Hubs Grants – Community organisations wishing to create Warm Hubs in Hampshire, can now apply to the County Council for a Leader’s Community Grant of up to £5,000 to support their work.
Energy Bill Scams – Consumers have been warned about scam messages claiming people need to apply for government energy bill support and asking them to provide bank details.
Charity Worker Discounts – Exclusive discounts, cashback & vouchers for Charity Workers & Volunteers. Members save on average £2,262 a year.
Government Support – The government has announced the following immediate, short-term action to support households.
Setting Up A Warm Space In Your Community – Tips and advice on how to set up your own Warm Space to help your local community.
Help for Households campaign: social tariffs – The government has worked with a range of Internet Service Providers (IPSs) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to deliver low-cost broadband and phone service packages, called social tariffs, for those on low incomes.
2022 / 2023 Stay Safe, Warm and Well Guide – As we head into the colder months, make sure you’re staying safe, warm and well. A helpful guide has been put together, filled with useful advice and practical information.
Attendance Allowance – You could claim up to £92.40 every week.
Co-op Match Fund – If you are able to run a Crowdfunder for your warm space and attract some donations, Co-op will match. They’re matching up to £3000 (funding boost).
Havant Council Support– Havant Borough Council has put together a great list of support for the area.
Citizens Advice Havant – Drop in for assistance with budgeting at Citizens Advice Havant, First Floor, 57 Meridian Shopping Centre. on the 2nd Monday of each month, 10am – 12pm. A member of the team will be available in the Training Room to offer budgeting tips and advice.
Heart Of The Park – The Community Centre’s Warm Hub hours are Mon-Thurs 9.30am- 2.30pm with free meals and drinks available. There are also lots of activities to be added. Everyone is welcome. Heart Of The Park, Dunsbury Way, Havant PO9 5BG
Food Cycle – FoodCycle Havant hosts a free, hot community meal every Thursday evening. Join us at 6.30pm at St Joseph’s Church, St Joseph’s Church, 134 West St, Havant PO9 1LP, for a 3-course, sit down dinner and somewhere warm to spend a few hours. You can just turn up- no booking required or questions asked. Enter through the Church Hall side door at the very back of the carpark (next to the cemetery wall).
‘Warm and Welcome’ – After school Drop in starting 31 October at Hayling Island Library
Warm Space – For people in Havant, Leigh Park & West Leigh at Churches Together in Havant & Bedhampton
Malmesbury Lawn Care & Wellbeing Centre – Hosted by Age Concern Hampshire at Malmesbury Lawn Care & Wellbeing Centre. Also providing a Form Filling service to help older residents (50+) apply for benefits and other support.
Munch Community Food Pantry – Park Community School is open Monday – Friday 11-2.30pm. It costs £5 to use it and on average get £15 worth of food. Their Munch meals are for anyone, Tuesday and Thursdays 4-5.30pm, that is a 2-course hot meal and drink. Fortnightly Sunday lunches are 1-2pm, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. They will also open on Christmas Day for anyone to come and have Christmas Lunch. They ask that anyone interested either email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 02392489811 to book.
Emsworth Warm Spaces Timetable – There are four different places offering support for those in the Emsworth area, covering Monday-Friday. All are welcome to join for hot drinks and a warm welcome.
368 Community Cafe – Offering a warm and welcoming space where you can come and relax. They run their cafe by ‘Pay what you can afford’. Find out more at www.waterloovillebaptist.org.uk
Damerham Village Hall – The Coffee Pot – Wednesdays 10.30-12noon
New Milton Community Hub – Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road, Wednesdays 9-11am Tea, coffee and biscuits on the house!
Milford on Sea Warm Hubs – Wednesday mornings at the Community Library, Friday afternoons at the Community Centre.
Fareham Borough Council Support – If you are worried about the rising cost of living, you can find a number of resources on this page that will provide you with advice and information.
Fareham Council’s Warmer Homes Support – The Warmer Homes programme is funded by the Government’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery and Home Upgrade Grant schemes. Portsmouth City Council, in partnership with Fareham Borough Council, has secured funding from these schemes to offer grant funding to improve the energy efficiency of eligible homes.
Fareham Citizens Advice – If you are struggling to afford food and essentials, or need help paying energy bills, please contact Citizens Advice in the first instance who will be able to refer you to the relevant organisation. They can be contacted by calling 01329 237121.
Hill Park Baptist Church – A Warm Welcome Hub, running every Monday and Friday until the end of February, 11am – 2pm. Offering hot drinks, soup, warmth and friendship to up to 50 people.
East Hants Council Support – Many people are currently struggling with the rising cost of living. The things that are causing pressure on household finances will vary, depending on your personal situation. This page pulls together support from a range of sources, which we hope will help you during this difficult time. You may also be entitled to financial help and benefits from the government.
Petersfield Library – Free weekly chats every Monday from 10am for anybody looking to meet new people, enjoy a warm drink in a safe and welcoming location in the centre of town, and maybe play a game or two with a selection of board games and jigsaws. We will be offering tea/coffee, as well as games, magazines and all our usual library services! The group is open to all, and could especially be of interest to those who are facing social isolation.
Winchester City Council Support – As the cost of living rises, we’ve put together information to help residents easily find help, support and advice.
Churches Of Winchester – A list of churches that are offering support.
Citizens Advice Winchester – They help people overcome their problems, uphold their rights and create a fairer society. Their advice helps people out of and avoid crisis. Their advice changes lives. It helps keep a roof over people’s heads, put food on the table, heat homes, understand rights, manage debts and help vulnerable people access vital support.
Warm Welcome in Kings Worthy – Every Monday and Friday from 14th November St Mary’s Church are running a warm welcome. It will take place from 11.30am – 2.00pm at St Mary’s Chapel, Fraser Road.
Warm Welcome Working – One co-working space in All Saints Church Mancy Room between 12.00-17.00. Toilet, tea and coffee and wifi and power for laptops and phone charging available. Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.