Cost Of Living Support

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This page will be regularly updated with information to support you with the current cost of living.

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Across Hampshire

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 GrantsCommunity 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 HavantDrop 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 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


New Forest

New Forest Council Support With the rising cost of living, NF council are working with local partners to help residents through this difficult time. See their page for a great range of information.
Fareshare’s Mobile Food Larder – The Food Larder is a community larder run by volunteers for the benefit of their local community. It is a membership scheme aimed at helping people make their money go further by reducing food shopping bills (members can make considerable savings each year).
New Forest Council Warm Spaces Grants – NF Council are working with their voluntary sector partners to support a network of “warm spaces” where residents can come together to stay warm, enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit (or two)
Fordingbridge Community Fridge – The food is for members of our community who will most benefit. You do not need to be in receipt of a voucher to use our fridge but we ask that you only take what you need and make sure you leave food for others.
Fordingbridge Warm Spaces – All the warm hubs set up in the Fordingbridge area.
Ringwood Community Fridge – Run out of the Ringwood Library, visit the link to find out what is available and when.
Game On at Lymington Library – Come along to the library and enjoy board games, puzzles and crosswords. Join with others in friendly conversation. Every Saturday 10am-4pm
A Warm Welcome at Lymington Library – Free access to a variety of things such as newspapers, magazines and books. Free WIFI, public computers as well as Preistlands School Uniform Exchange.
Lymington Debt Centre and Job Club – Ran out of Lymington Baptist Church by the Christians Against Poverty. CAP services are free of charge and open to anyone, whatever your belief or background.
Citizens Advice NF – For advice on the cost of living crisis you can phone, chat online or drop into one of their offices across the area.

Damerham Village Hall – The Coffee Pot – Wednesdays 10.30-12noon

Lyndhurst Social Mornings – Lyndhurst Community Centre on Thursdays 10-12.30. Enjoy a drink & snack and join in with games or bring your own craft or reading.
Pennington Community Hub – St Mark’s Community Hall, every Thursday 12-2pm
Lymington Warm Hub and Hot Meal – Lymington Baptist Church Wednesdays from 1pm, Hot meal 4-6pm.
Totton Community Hub – Wednesday 9.30-11.30 at Youth & Families Matter. Come for a cuppa.
Totton – St Winfred’s Church Brew 92 – Mondays and Tuesdays 9.30am -12noon

New Milton Community Hub – Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road, Wednesdays 9-11am Tea, coffee and biscuits on the house!

New Milton Library – Enjoy boardgames, puzzles and crosswords,  Tuesdays 10am -12 noon.
Sway Warm Space – Open Weekdays 9am -4pm (exluding Tues am) at Sway Youth Centre.
Hordle Warm Space Warm WelcomeHordle Pavilion, Mondays from 10am – 2pm
Beaulieu Church Hall – Beaulieu Warm Space is at Beaulieu Church Hall – join them for tea and biscuits on Monday mornings 10 a.m. – 12 noon and Thursday afternoons 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Milford on Sea Warm Hubs – Wednesday mornings at the Community Library, Friday afternoons at the Community Centre.

Fawley Warm Space – Based at Gang Warily, the warm space is open daily for free wifi, warm room, toilets, free refreshments and free to use washing machine (just book ahead)
Tiptoe Warm Welcome – Based at the River of Life Church, Life Centre, Wootton Road, Thursdays 12 – 4pm
Marchwood Gospel Church – Offering a Place of Warmth every Tuesday 10.30am -4pm offering free soup, cake and refreshments
Totton Chinwaggers – A group at 5th Testwood Scout Hut – Wednesday mornings 10-12 noon, for refreshments, chat and bingo! On the bluestar 12 bus route, or minibus pick up.
St Thomas’s Church Hall – Based in Lymington, their warm hub is Thursdays 2-4pm with free hot drinks, biscuits, squash and a warm welcome.


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

East Hants Council SupportMany 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.

Hope Church Warm Welcome Cafe – A safe, warm, welcoming and free space over the Winter months at Hope Church. (Term time only, Mondays 1-2.30pm, tea/coffee and homemade cake available) for members of the public. Pre-book as numbers are limited, by contacting the church office on 01962 840 800 or emailing  See for more information as there are other places registered in the City!

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.

St Barnabas Church, Weeke – Starting 1st December, there will be free meals and more.

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