Cost of Living support for parents, carers, young people and families

Cost of Living support

The rising cost of living, from price increases on many essentials such as energy, fuel and food costs, is impacting many people across the country. As a local resident of Hertfordshire and West Essex, you may have concerns about your own personal financial circumstances. Local Authorities have advice, grants and schemes available to help individuals that need support at this time. Access their Cost of Living hubs here: 

Hertfordshire Cost of Living support from your local distirct.

Essex Cost of Living support from your local district


Warm Spaces 

Hertfordshire County Council is also making £100,000 worth of funding available to community groups, through its warm Herts fund.

You might be part of a group who will benefit from the funding. More information can be found at Herts comunity foundation. 

Essex County Council have launched a similar scheme more information can be found at and also at warm spaces initiative

Charity Outlet shops offering all items at £2 each

Rennie Grove Hospice care they have outlet shops in Harpenden, Chesham and Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead.  

St Clare Hospice in Harlow

Isabel Hospice Hatfield

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Braintree  

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