Cost of living

Cost of living

Information on support you can access to help with the cost of living.

The Government has announced a range of measures to assist with the rising cost of living.

Full details about these measures can be found in the GOV UK Cost of living support factsheet (Opens in a new window). and the Help For Households website (Opens in a new window).

Maximising your income / benefits

Universal Credit (UC)

The DWP want to encourage people who could be better off financially to consider moving to UC. They estimate that more than half of current claimants will be better off. 

Find out more about Universal Credit (Opens in a new window).

Pension Credit

This is one of the most under-claimed benefits by those of pension-age. If you are entitled to Pension Credit this can lead to additional help with Council Tax and free TV licences for over 75's. To check if you, or a family member might be entitled to Pension Credit, visit the Pension Credit calculator (Opens in a new window).

Extra support to help with rising bills will be offered to more than 14,000 Nottinghamshire pensioners(Opens in a New Window) who currently receive Pension Credit. Support will be administered by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Housing Benefit

If you are pension-age and live in rented accommodation and are on a low income you may be able to claim help with your rent via Housing Benefit.

Council Tax Support

If you pay Council Tax and are on a low income you may be able to claim Council Tax Support.

The government will be distributing £100 million of new grant funding in 2023-24 for local authorities to support economically vulnerable households in their area with council tax payments. with the Council Tax Support Fund.

Discretionary Housing Payments

If you are in private rented or Housing Association accommodation and your rent is not covered in full by Housing Benefit or the Housing Element of Universal Credit, the council has limited funding to support some shortfalls via our Discretionary Housing Payment scheme.

Disability Cost of Living Payment

Six million disabled people in the UK will receive their one-off £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment from 20 September 2022, to help with the rising cost of living. Those being paid a qualifying disability benefit will be paid automatically by their usual payment method from 20 September 2022, with most payments being made over the next few weeks.

For anyone currently awaiting a decision on a disability benefit claim who subsequently receives an award, the Disability Cost of Living Payment will be made automatically as long the qualifying benefit covers 25 May 2022.

For disabled people on low-incomes, this payment comes on top of means-tested Cost of Living payments, £400 for all households to help with energy bills, and an extra £150 for properties in Council Tax bands A to D in England.

For more information, go to the Cost of Living Payment(Opens in a New Window) page on

General benefit advice

For all general benefits advice go to:

Managing your money / expenditure

If you need help to manage your money and general budgeting advice, there is a useful tool available on the Citizens Advice website - Work out your budget - Citizens Advice (Opens in a new window)

If you are experiencing difficulties with your household energy costs in the first instance, please discuss this with your provider. The Citizens Advice website also contains some useful information regarding grants and benefits available to help pay energy bills. 

Grants and benefits to help you pay your energy bills - Citizens Advice (Opens in a new window) or find out about Council Tax and energy price increases.

View our Energy Saving Tips.

If you are having difficulties with your water payments, Severn Trent's Big Difference scheme (Opens in a new window) is available for those on a low income.

Financial Health and Debt

If you are struggling with managing your money or need advice about financial support and benefits, the following organisations may be able to help. The important thing is not to delay in making contact and getting the advice you need.

Housing options

If you need other housing advice or are homeless or at risk of being made homeless, the Housing Options Team can provide help and support. Visit our Housing Options and Homelessness page.

Energy Saving Tips

There are things we can all do, no matter what our budget to be more energy efficient – some require an initial costs but many are completely free and can often save you money too! You can find a full page of information on our Energy Saving Tips webpage.

Warm Spaces

Venue Location Opening Hours Who Can Attend Cost What's Available

Haven Church

Stapleford,NG9 8BD 

Monday 10am-2pm

Tuesday 10am - 12pm

Wednesday 9am-2pm

Thursday 9am - 2pm

Friday 10am-12pm

Open to all


Warm space and Wi-Fi

Warm space and food bank

Warm space and community café

Warm space and community café

Warm space and food bank

Stapleford Baptist Church

Stapleford, NG9 8DB

Mondays 9.30am -4pm

Open to all

Free but donation welcome

Warm space, Wi-Fi, charging point and hot drinks 

The Church @ Montrose

Stapleford, NG9 8LJ

Mondays 10am - 11.30am

Open to all


Food bank and warm space

Helpful Bureau

Stapleford, NG9 8EY

Friday 10am-3pm

Open to all


Wi-Fi, warm space

Pasture Church

Stapleford, NG9 8GQ

Tuesday 8.30am-12pm

Open to all


Warm space, hot drink and snacks

Salvation army

Stapleford, NG9 7AB

Tuesday 12pm-4pm

Thursday 12pm-4pm

Open to all


Warm space and free Warm meal

Newthorpe Baptists church

Eastwood, Ng16 2DL

Monday 12pm-3pm

Friday 9am-12pm

Open to all


Warm space, Wi-Fi and free refreshments

Infusion Coffee House

Long Eaton/Derbys, NG10 4LB

Tuesday 1.30pm-3pm

Wednesday-Friday 10.30am-3pm

Open to all


Wi-Fi, device charging, warm space, free hot drinks

Middle Street Resource Centre

Beeston, NG9 2AR

9.30am-3pm daily

Open to all


Wi-Fi, warm space, food and drink chargeable

St Barnabas Church Inham Nook

Beeston, NG9 4HU

Monday 9am-11.30am

Tuesday 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 3.15pm -5pm

Wednesday 10am-12pm

Friday 11am-1pm

Open to all


Community café


Hotdogs and drinks

Coffee morning

Soup and natter

St Marys Church, Sawley

Long Eaton/Derbys, NG10 3AB

Friday 10.30am-2pm

Open to all


Soup, toast, hot drinks and warm space

The Hayloft

Nottingham Road, Giltbrook

Everyday from 12pm

Open to all


Free Wi-Fi, disabled facilities, car parking

Nuthall Temple Centre

Nottingham Road, Nuthall

Mondays 9am-3pm

Open to all


Books, jigsaws, games and an outfoor field. Wi-Fi, access to re-heating facilities. Occasional activities for little ones, free refreshments and disabled facilities

Canalside Heritage centre

Beeston, NG9 1LZ

Wednesdays 10am -12pm

Open to all


Warm space, drinks, board games, colouring and books. Unde 18s to be accompanied by an adult

Basil Russell Park

Maple Drive, Nuthall

Tuesday and Thursdays 10am-2pm

Open to all


Free drinks and biscuits in a park setting with play area large field. Warm room but steps to access. Outside service available when dry. No Wi-Fi, dogs welcome and get a special treat!

Nuthall Methodist Church

Nottingham Road, Nuthall

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Open to all


Coffee bar with free tea, coffee, toast and chat. Disable access, toilets and car parking

St Patrick's Church

Kimberley Road, Nuthall

Wednesdays 2pm-4pm

Open to all


Disabled access and toilet, baby changing, activities (books, jigsaws, games) free refreshments

Rumbletums Cafe in conjunction with Kimberley Town Council

Victoria Street, Kimberley

Wednesday 10am-2pm

Open to all


Pop in for warmth, refreshments and company

Greasley Parish Hall

Dovecote Road, Greasley

Fridays 9am-12pm

Open to all


Open for free tea and coffee

Trowell Parish Council

The Parish Hall

Mondays 10.20m-2.30pm

Open to all


Heated, safe and friendly place where you can be comfortable and spend time readying, studying or chatting with others


Broxtowe Borough Council
tel: 0115 917 7777