Cost of living

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

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The cost of living crisis is affecting many of us. On this page you'll be find some useful links to information and organisations who can help you if you're worried about the cost of living. 

Grants and benefits

Universal Credit (UC)

If you already claim benefits or tax credits, you could be better off it your move to universal credit. 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. 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.

Nottinghamshire Household Support Fund

Visit the Nottinghamshire County Council Cost of Living webpage (Opens in a New Window) for more details on Government and other grants to help you manage the cost of living.

Council Tax Support

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

Broxtowe Borough Council will also be providing £85 per Council Tax Support claimant for the 2023/24 Council Tax year. This will be automatically awarded and will be pro-rota based for those who enter the Council Tax Support scheme after 1 April 2023. 

Budgeting and debt

Citizens Advice

Broxtowe Borough Council works closely with Citizens Advice to provide support to residents of the Borough. (Opens in a new window)

Work out your budget - Citizens Advice (Opens in a new window)

Olio Free Food App

You can download the Olio free food app to collect free food from supermarkets, which is surplus to their requirements.  


A National Charity who provide financial support to help people get back on track. (Opens in a new window)

Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government (Opens in a new window)

Age UK

Cost of living advice and support from Age UK (Opens in a new window)


Benefits information - GOV UK Benefits (Opens in a new window)

Help for Households - Help For Households website (Opens in a new window).

Nottinghamshire County Council

Information on cost of living support across Nottinghamshire County - Nottinghamshire County Council Cost of Living Support page (Opens in a new window)

Broxtowe’s Financial Inclusion Officer

Broxtowe employs a financial inclusion officer who can help you with budgeting, benefits and accessing funding. This service is available to Broxtowe’s tenants only. For more information or to arrange an appointment please call the Customer Services Team on 0115 917 7777.


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.

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.

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.

Call B4 You Serve

Free landlord and tenant mediation service provided by Broxtowe Borough Council for people in private rented accommodation at risk of eviction. Landlords and tenants can self refer by email

Visit DASH Services - Call B4 You Serve (Opens in a new window) for more information.

Energy Saving

Information about Council Tax and energy price increases.

There's lots of simple changes you can make to save energy and reduce your energy bills - 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). 

The Government's Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) (Opens in a New Window) finds free energy saving upgrades and low carbon heating for low-income households living in off-gas homes.

Mental Health Support

Money worries can impact on your mental wellbeing. Find out more about looking after your mental health.

Community Organisations

The Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund

A new government fund has been launched to distribute grants to frontline services that have been impacted by increased demand and support low-income households and individuals. 

Eligible organisations can apply for grants of £10,000- £75,000.

The closing date for applications is  noon on 16 October 2023.

Full details are available on the National Lottery Community Fund website.

Warm Spaces

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

The Church at Montrose

Stapleford, NG9 8LJ

Mondays 9.00am-11.30am

Open to all


Warm space and food bank

Pastures Church

Stapleford, NG9 8GQ

Tuesdays 8.30am-12.00pm (term time)

Open to all


Warm space, hot drink and snacks

Middle Street Resource Centre

Beeston, NG9 2AR

Monday-Friday 9.00am-3.30pm

Open to all

Free, small charge for food and drink

WiFi, warm space, food and drink (for a small charge)

St Barnabas Church

Beeston, NG9 4HU

Mondays 9.00am-11.30am

Mondays 1pm-3pm

Tuesdays 2pm-4pm

Tuesdays 3.15pm-5.00pm (term time)

Wednesdays 10am-2pm

Fridays 11am-1pm

Open to all


Community café

Food Club


Hotdogs and drinks 

Coffee morning 

Soup and natter

Beeston Methodist Church

Beeston, NG9 1EH

2pm-4pm on the following Tuesdays:

2 January 2024

16 January 2024

30 January 2024

6 February 2024

20 February 2024

5 March 2024

19 March 2024

Open to all


Hot drinks, soup and a friendly conversation.

HOPE Nottingham

Beeston, NG9 2RF

Mondays 9.30am-12.00pm

Wednesdays 9.30am-12.00pm

Thursdays 9.30am-12.00pm

Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am

Open to all


Community café/warm space, befriending support, free hot drinks, and free breakfasts 9.30am-10.15am

Newthorpe Baptists church

Eastwood, Ng16 2DL

Mondays 12pm-3pm

Fridays 9am-12pm

Open to all


Warm space, Wi-Fi and free refreshments

Basil Russell Park

Nuthall, NG16 1DT

Tuesdays 9.30am-1.30pm

Thursdays 9.30am-1.30pm

Open to all


Warm space with refreshments and biscuits in a park setting with play area

Rumbletums Cafe

Kimberley, NG16 2NH

The first and third Friday of each month


Open to all


For people with learning disabilities and their families, refreshments, activities, meet new friends or sit and relax.

Parish nurse available for health promotion and advice if needed.

Eastwood Baptist Church

Eastwood, NG16 3EP

Mondays 10am-12pm

Friday 2pm-4pm

Open to all


Warm space with refreshments

St Mary’s Church

Eastwood, NG16 3BS

Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Fridays 10am-12pm

Open to all


Warm space with refreshments

Our Lady Of Good Counsel RC Church

Eastwood, NG16 2AQ

Fridays 12pm-2pm

Open to all


Warm space with refreshments