We are living in difficult times, where the price of energy, food and bills are all rising steeply.
Many Londoners are struggling to keep up with the cost of living. If you’re struggling with money, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone and there are people and organisations that can support you.
The information contained in this hub might be relevant for you, or you might want to share it with someone you know.
If you’re struggling financially and need help with money, you may be eligible to apply for financial support such as grants, local schemes and discounted tariffs.
The secure Lightning Reach portal allows you to find and apply for support from multiple providers, quickly and easily.
Our patron, the Mayor of London is supporting Debt Free London – a free web-based advice service for Londoners of all ages.
Whether you or someone you know need advice on rent arrears, council tax, bills, credit cards, or loans – Debt Free Advice offer free, expert advice you can trust. You can access their support at an advice centre, by phone, over video chat, WhatsApp.
Toolkits and training resources are available from Thrive LDN, a citywide public mental health partnership to ensure all Londoners have an equal opportunity for good mental health and wellbeing.
Access free resources from Good Thinking.
Good Thinking is an online service that supports Londoners to look after their mental health and wellbeing in a way that works for them. Since its launch in 2017, over 700,000 people have used our digital service to tackle anxiety, stress, low mood, sleep problems and other concerns.
The Mayor’s London Multiply Programme can help you access essential numeracy skills training for free, with nearly 300 course available.
Multiply training is free, flexible and being delivered across the city, helping Londoners get into a course that works for them.
Training is being run with employers, schools and community organisations, to build the numeracy confidence and skills needed for work and everyday life. This includes managing money, helping children with their homework, progressing into further learning and getting into good jobs.
The National Databank provides free mobile data, texts and calls to people in need via the Good Things Foundation’s network of local community partners.
Community organisations can apply to access the databank, enabling them to provide data to people in their communities who need it.