Cost of living support

Use this page to find information and advice to help with cost of living.

Find community services in your area

Use our online search tool to find community groups, charities and council support tailored to your needs. You can search by area as well as category of help to narrow down the results.

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Help with food

Help with fuel/heating

Help with pets

  • Southwater Pet Food Bank provides help for families struggling to feed their pets in Southwater and the surrounding areas

Help with housing

If you are homeless or facing homelessness in Horsham District, please contact our Housing team as soon as possible.

Help with debt and money

Help with your mental wellbeing

  • The NHS website has lots of resources to help you manage your mental health
  • Our wellbeing team, Horsham District Wellbeing, offers advice and help to find local support on its Healthy mind page

Local face to face help

As well as looking for support online, there are lots of friendly places around the District you can drop in to for a chat and advice.

Help for businesses and charities

If you run a business or charity, take a look at the following pages:

Help for Armed Forces personnel

  • Cost of Living grants from the Royal British Legion are available for eligible serving and ex-serving Armed Forces personnel.

Help to find out what financial support is available

We have invested in software which uses housing benefit information to highlight households that could be entitled to additional financial support. For example, of the almost 22,000 residents identified as having a disability, over 2,400 households are in receipt of housing benefits. Our district has over 54,000 residents over the age of 55 and 29% of residents are over the age of 66.

Working in partnership with colleagues from Citizens Advice West Sussex we will be proactively contacting residents from these groups to ensure they are receiving their full entitlement to benefits including Pension Credit, Attendance Allowance and Carers Allowance. We will also be providing information of relevant support and advice services.