This page gives information about how disabled people can get help with the cost of living crisis and where they can turn to for support. 

Cost of living Information & Support

Citizens Advice Bureau

Money Helper - free support and advice on a range of financial matters

BBC Cost of Living Advice Page

Essex County Council - Cost of Living Advice Page

Turn2Us - helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through partner organisations


Energy costs support

£400 energy bills discount to support households this winter - GOV.UK (

Step Change - free expert debt advice

Age UK - energy bill advice and support

Benefits Calculator

Money Saving Expert(.com)

Martin Lewis, money expert, website, also able to sign up to regular money saving tips emails

Money Saving Expert: Energy Help, Credit Cards, Flight Delays, Shopping and more


Too good to go Too Good To Go

(food sold from food outlets at discounted price – select using an App)


OLIO connects local people with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. For your convenience, OLIO can also be used for non-food household items, too.

Snappy Shopper delivery service - access to 1 p bundles

Asda - £1.00 meal deal for over 60s and children

Charity Workers Discounts

Charity workers are eligible to register for this discount platform - a range of discounts and cashback options - it really is worth a look to see where you can save money on everyday costs.

Blue Light Card  Welcome to Blue Light Card

We are the discount service for the emergency services, NHS, social care sector and armed forces, providing our members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street.


For just £4.99, members of the Blue Light community can register for 2-years access to more than 15,000 discounts from large national retailers to local businesses across categories such as holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones, and many more.


Lowestoft              Lowestoft Foodbank | Helping Local People in Crisis

Ipswich                  Referring Agencies | FIND (

Haverhill                Haverhill Foodbank - The Trussell Trust

Basildon                Basildon Foodbank - The Trussell Trust

Cambridge            Cambridge City Foodbank - The Trussell Trust

Papworth Everard Papworth Pantry | Papworth Community /  Mobile food hub every Monday

Huntingdon          Godmanchester Foodbank - The Trussell Trust


Find a warm welcome space
Local Councils, libraries and other organisations are opening up their buildings for people to spend time and stay warm. Everyone is welcome. Here is the website: Find a Warm Welcome Space Today