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Cost of Living

Cost-of-living page

We've pulled information, help and support on cost-of-living into one place to make it easier to find what you need, including:

  • Money support
  • Food support
  • Community support
  • Help with energy costs
  • Business support


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Money support

Household Support Fund

The fund could help with paying for anything from food to electricity.


Council Tax

Check if you're eligible for a council tax discount, or what to do if you're struggling to pay it.


Citizens Advice Bureau Sheffield

Money, debt and budgeting advice from the friendly and knowledgeable team in Sheffield. Kirsty and Matt from CAB talk about how they can help below:

Citizens Advice Bureau


Money Saving Expert

Tips on ways to save money in every area; loans, credit cards, mortgages, income and budgeting, shopping, insurance and travel.


Other help and advice:

Community support

Welcome Places

Welcome, warm places and community hubs are being added to this map every week. Find out where you can go locally for support from a friendly face, a chat or a warm drink.


The Voluntary Action Sheffield map page has more information on welcome places and community hubs in Sheffield.


Zest, Upperthorpe

It's lovely to find friendly people in warm, happy places and Matt Dean and his team at Zest, Upperthorpe have created just that; great food, gym, pool, library and help with accessing services.

Zest Community


OLIO - Food

OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. It can be used for non-food household items too.



All sorts of pre-loved items offered free in Sheffield and other areas.

Help with energy costs

Warm Home Discount Scheme

You could get £150 off your electricity bill, find out if you can get it, click the button below.


Home energy saving tool

Use the online home energy saving tool to find ways to save on energy such as through home insulation or boiler upgrades.

Energy Saving Tool 


Help to Heat

See if you can get help making your home warm and cosy this winter with Help to Heat. Click below.

Help to Heat