Finances and budgeting - Cost of living
Finances and budgeting
Find out where to get help with finances and budgeting.
Digital social tariffs
Social tariffs are cheaper broadband and phone packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. Some providers call them ‘essential’ or ‘basic’ broadband. If you or someone in your household claims Universal Credit, you could switch to any of the tariffs available.
Department for Work and Pensions
The Department for Work and Pensions has information on cost-of-living payments and further support from central government.
The Household Support Fund is available through our Community Hub and can help support eligible residents who are struggling with costs towards fuel or food bills.
District and borough councils
If you are struggling to pay your council tax visit your local district or borough council website for more information.
Citizens Advice's debt and money advice service.
Age UK's free money advice, including maximising your benefits.
Care funding advice from Carewise.
Library Digital Volunteers
A team of Library Digital Volunteers offer a free remote support service for basic digital enquiries, such as accessing the e-library offer, using email, general internet searching and accessing online government services.
West Sussex libraries
The West Sussex Libraries e-library offer has free access to newspapers and magazines, and includes books to support personal finance and budgeting.
Staying safe online
Don't lose your money to fraudsters - tips on staying safe online.