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Cost of living support

Advice and support is available from St Albans City and District and a range of voluntary and community groups across the District - we're here to lend a hand.

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St Albans City and District Council has received funding from the government’s Household Support Fund. They are working with partners to identify residents who need help with food, fuel and household essentials.

If you need support or are are suffering a crisis, please contact Hertshelp on 0300 123 4044

St Albans Benefit Calculator Toggle accordion

Our benefits calculator will help you find out what benefits you can claim.

The calculator is free to use, and the details you provide are anonymous.

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Citizens Advice can work with you to sort out any debt worries and help you claim the benefits you may be entitled to. They can help with housing and employment problems, or deal with queries about consumer or tax issues.  They can advise on family and personal matters too.

Making the most of your money:

Cost saving tips:

Cost saving booklet:

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For advice and support if you are experiencing difficulty getting enough food please see the link below. 

HCC Money and Benefits Service Toggle accordion

Gain advice and support on a range of money topics from Hertfordshire County Council by following the below link.

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The St Albans District Healthy Hub provides a central point of access for advice, guidance and support from many community groups and charities. Our partners offer free and confidential support covering a range of issues. 

Hertfordshire County Council Toggle accordion

Hertfordshire County Council have collated a list of helpful resources to assist with the cost of living. 

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