Support with the cost of living
We understand the pressures many people are facing with the cost of living. The following schemes and programmes offer support to households in Hillingdon.
Between Tuesday 31 October and Sunday 19 November, millions of UK households will receive £300 directly from the Department for Work and Pensions. Read more about the second 2023 to 2024 cost of living payment
Support with household costs, energy bills, childcare costs, transport costs, help finding work and cost of living payments.
Guidance, support and tips to help reduce energy consumption and save you money.
If you're unable to afford internet connection to meet essential needs, you can get SIM cards and/or monthly mobile top-ups for free at participating libraries.
Schemes to help parents and carers with the costs of childcare.
Information on the household support fund and how to apply.
Children up to the age of 19 years in full-time education at a Hillingdon school may be eligible for free school meals.
Open to school-aged children (reception to year 11) who receive benefits-related free school meals.
If you are a Hillingdon Council tenant and struggling financially, our welfare reform and tenancy support team may be able to help.
A free, warm and welcoming place for residents to visit during the colder winter days.
If you're more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4-years-old, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.
Contact details for external organisations that provide information and advice about benefits, debt and welfare.