01730 300576 (Phone)
Help with the cost of living – local fact sheet of useful information

Help with the cost of living – local fact sheet of useful information

Printable document version – Cost of Living Crisis – flyer

Age UKFree money advice including maximising your benefits Call 0800 019 1310 between 9am-2pm Monday-Friday

Carewiseexpert information/advice on paying for care 0330 222 7000

Chichester District Council –

  • Business support – Help for businesses: Chichester District Council
  • Council tax – in receipt of Universal Credit-apply for council tax help
  • Social prescribing – 01243 521041
  • help about your housing or financial situation
  • support getting into work
  • caring for someone and needing a break
  • practical or emotional support to help a challenging situation
  • information on local groups, activities and courses
  • Wellbeing support – 01243 521041

Citizens Advice – 0808 278 7901 / Chichester – 0344 477 1171

  • Advice on everything!
  • Energy telephone service – 01243 974063 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
    • check if you are on the best tariff/look at ways to save money
    • information on local & national schemes to keep you warm & well
    • help you find funding for further energy saving & heating measurers
    • support with energy and other household debts
  • Petersfield CAB – in Petersfield Library 0808 278 7901

Debt advice

  • Christians against povertyfree debt counselling 0800 328 0006
  • Money Helper – confidential and trusted debt advice supported by the government  MoneyHelper

Discretionary grants

  • Rogate Vicar’s discretionary fund – contact Rev. Edward Doyle 821576
  • Rogate Combined Charity – contact Laura Craven 01730 821392

Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247

Energy bills 

  • If you are struggling to pay your energy bill contact your provider
  • Citizens advice free energy telephone service – 01243 974063
  • Ofgem energy regulation – info if you can’t afford your energy bills
  • Priority services register –SSEN Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks are the provider for Rogate 0800 072 72 82
  • WSCC Community hub – 033 022 27980
  • Warmer homes – 0800 038 5737
    • help you find funding for energy saving & heating measurers
    • information on schemes to keep you warm & well
    • support with energy and other household debts

Food and other household costs

  • Community hub/food vouchers (through WSCC as below)
  • Liss Foodbank – text 07598 949379
  • Midhurst Foodbank – 07826 397732
  • Petersfield Foodbank – 07980 842548
  • Petersfield Free Shop (food/school uniforms/coats & other items) – 07988 043870 – The Hub, Petersfield train station – open Wednesdays (1.30-3.00pm); Fridays (10-12pm) Saturdays (10-12pm).

Government InformationHelp for Households – Get government cost of living support

Hospital transport Tandem 0300 030 3962

Universal creditclaim team 0800 144 8 444 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm)

West Sussex County Council

  • Bus passes for older persons
  • Community Hub is open seven days a week offering information and advice about support available
    • Urgent support (if you are going to run out of food within two days) phone 033 022 27980 between 9am-5pm seven days a week
    • Household support fund can help eligible residents who are struggling with costs of fuel or food bills. You don’t have to be receiving benefits to access help – if you do receive benefits they won’t be affected in making an application via this scheme.
  • Midhurst Community hub at the Grange is a one stop advice centre for surrounding areas – 07758 581208
  • Drop into a library
    • Information and advice
    • Internet access and help to get you online
    • Access to direct support from range of partners (including health & wellbeing and financial advice)
  • Holiday Activities & Food programme for children who receive benefits-related free school meals holiday activities and £15 per week supermarket vouchers during school holidays.