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). 

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

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 at 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


1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 10am-12pm

Open to all


People with learning disabilities and their families


Pop in for warmth, refreshments and company


Refreshments, games, activities, meet new friends or just sit and relax. Parish nurse available for health promotion/advice if needed.

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 10.20am-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