Help with the Cost of Living

Epping Forest District


Get help with the cost of living - for Epping Forest District residents and local business owners concerned about how the rising cost of living will affect them.

Financial advice and support is available from many places, but not always obvious, for those struggling to make ends meet.

According to a survey last month by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) a staggering 91% of adults have reported an increase in their living costs compared with a year ago.

Here is some advice and information on where to go to find information and support.

Check what benefits and financial support you can apply for:

  • Income
  • Disability benefits
  • Bills and allowances
  • Childcare
  • Housing
  • Travel

Find out what support is available on EFDC's cost of living pages.

Get face-to-face advice at The Epping Community Hub, a one-stop shop for residents to access a wide range of services.

The Epping Community Hub includes:

  • Citizens Advice
  • Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Epping Food Bank
  • Essex County Council – adult social care and family solutions
  • Voluntary Action Epping Forest
  • Revenue and benefits and homelessness services from Epping Forest District Council

Each organisation is at the hub on set days and times to ensure a range of services is available and there is space for private interviews.

For more information visit the Epping Community Hub page.