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Cost of living support

We are coordinating a programme of advice and support to help people in South Cambridgeshire with the rising cost of living. We have highlighted 4 key areas of support, but the pages linked below provide further information on the services and support available, including help with accessing support, as well as useful tips and advice.

If you have any questions or would like help applying for any of the support mentioned on these pages, please contact duty.communities@scambs.gov.uk

Key areas of support

Check your entitlements

It is important that you ensure you are claiming all that you are entitled to, as around 25% of national means tested benefits go unclaimed. This can be done in under 10 minutes by visiting this benefits calculator and providing some details.

Even if you do not think you are eligible for anything, we recommend completing a benefits calculation as you do not know what may show up.

Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund (HSF) provides immediate financial relief by way of a £110 award. Please read the eligibility criteria on Cambridgeshire County Council's website before you complete an application form.

Food support

Visit our dedicated foodbanks page to see the 20 foodbank and food hub locations across South Cambridgeshire. The vast majority of these do not require a voucher to access, you just turn up on the day. 

If you require a voucher, please email duty.communities@scambs.gov.uk and include a phone number to contact you on.

Save energy and money

There are some simple tips and tricks you could do right now to save money on your energy bills. We have listed some useful tips on how to make your home more energy efficient, and there is an energy efficiency guide available, with details of how to make your home warmer, and grants available to help with upgrades.