Cost of living support


 

We are here to help you and those you care about with the rising cost of living.

Find out about the range of support provided by Sutton Council, community groups, local charities, and partners in the different sections below.

If you are feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to go for support, please contact Together for Sutton. This is a free, impartial and confidential advice service which is run by local organisations and funded by Sutton Council.

If you are able to spare some time or donations to help others, please scroll to the bottom of this page to the section called “How you can help others”.

Energy and utilities

If you are unsure where to go for support, please contact Together for Sutton.

Money

Check your entitlements

Apply for support:

Information, advice and guidance

  • some companies charge upfront or hidden fees for debt advice and support plans - you can contact Citizens Advice Sutton for free, confidential debt advice and support for other issues such as:
    • welfare benefits
    • housing
    • employment
    • your rights and responsibilities
  • visit Sutton Drop-in Centres for cost of living advice on the last Thursday of each month, from 11am to 1pm at the Phoenix Centre
  • contact Age UK Sutton if you are over 50 for a wide range of support, from income maximisation to Later Life Planning.
  • Christians Against Poverty in Sutton and in Wallington can provide advice on debt and money management.

Budgeting

If you are unsure where to go for support, please contact Together for Sutton.

Food

Sutton Foodbank and Foodshop

Other food services

Reduce food cost and food waste

If you are unsure where to go for support, please contact Together for Sutton.

Parents and families

Food support

Clothes

Financial support

Employment

  • If you are a parent of a 6-months to 11-year-old child and are struggling to progress in your job, check if you are eligible for support through the Parental Employment Programme

Activities

Single parents

If you are unsure where to go for support, please contact Together for Sutton.

Mental health and wellbeing

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line

If you need mental health support in a crisis you can call the 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line on 0800 028 8000. This service is provided by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. 
 

Sutton Crisis Café

If your mental health is becoming overwhelming and you need friendly support in a non-clinical supportive environment you can access the Sutton Crisis Café out-of-hours between 6.30pm-11pm (last admission 10.30pm), open 7 evenings per week.

Sutton Mental Health Foundation

Sutton Mental Health Foundation offers wellbeing activities and a drop-in on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Belmont Connect.

No formal referrals are required you can:

Sutton Uplift

Sutton Uplift provides mental health and wellbeing support which is accessible to anyone over the age of 18 living in the borough of Sutton or registered with a Sutton GP. Self-referrals are accepted from people with a mental health or wellbeing need, whether this is due to emotional difficulties or life stressors.

Sutton Uplift is partnering with ieso to provide online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to people in Sutton. 

If you're aged 11 to 25

Drug and alcohol support

If you are under the age of 18

If you are a man

If you are over 50 years old

If you are a carer of any age

If you are unsure where to go for support, please contact Together for Sutton.

Domestic abuse and women’s safety

If you are unsure where to go for support, please contact Together for Sutton.

Tips for reducing costs

Transport costs

Spending

Water costs

  • You may be eligible for the WaterSure scheme to help reduce your water bill
  • Get Water Fit calculator - order a range of free devices available to help you save water and money. Free virtual water saving check and you may qualify for free leak repair.

Pet care

  • You may be eligible for low cost vet treatment for you pet through the PDSA and Bluecross 

How you can help others

Volunteering

Donating