The cost of living is the average amount of money that people in a particular place need in order to be able to afford basic food, housing, and clothing. Due to a variety of factors, the cost of living is rising faster than wages and salaries are increasing across the UK, leading to what is being referred to as the cost of living crisis. As a result, many are struggling to cover their essential household and living cost.

Struggling with money can be a stressful and lonely experience. Some people feel guilt or shame, or they worry about what others will think. This can be distressing and it’s important to remember that you’re not alone, and this is a challenging time for many people. Sorting things out might feel overwhelming, but know that there is support available.

This resource will provide practical tips and highlight where you can find support in Lambeth to help you navigate the cost of living crisis.