Cost of living support

Our message of support to Barnet residents

What we are doing to support you

What financial support can you get

Up to £19 billion of benefits goes unclaimed every year across the UK.

Our benefit calculator is a quick and easy way to find out what benefits you may be able to claim and how to claim them

Apply for Barnet Resident Support Fund

Residents across Barnet can apply for financial support to help with the rising cost of living.

Money and debt

We have advice about money and debt from local and national organisations.

Funds to help with the cost of living

Barnet's residents may be able to get help to afford essentials like bills and food.

Help with paying your bills

Find out what support is available to help with your utilities and energy bills.

Reduce, reuse and save money

Save money by reducing your waste and recycling unwanted items

Support for families with children

Find out how we can support you with funds, free school meals, maternity grants and childcare.

Help with food

There are food banks in Barnet where you can get free emergency food parcels.

Advice about housing costs

We have advice about housing support, mortgage interest payments and homelessness.

Support with jobs, training and skills

Search for jobs at the council or in the borough, or get support to find work and build your skills.

Help with health and wellbeing

Access information about supporting your physical and mental health within Barnet.

Business support in Barnet

Access schemes and services to reduce the costs of running a business in Barnet.


We have information, books, computers, study spaces and events across libraries in Barnet.

Digital Barnet

Find out about free digital support, training courses and applying for free broadband.

Cost of living support from Government

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and HMRC have announced a number of one-off payments available to eligible households, pensioners and people with disabilities.

The Mayor of London has also provided a cost of living hub to help Londoners.

Cost of Living Payment

You may be able to get help with the cost of living if you're entitled to certain benefits or tax credits.

Support for people caring for someone

Find out what benefits are available to you if you are caring for someone.

Energy support scheme

All households in the UK are eligible for this discount.

Government support for businesses

Find out about the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) for non domestic customers like businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

Cost of living advice from the London Assembly

Find information about benefits, grants and discounts you can get if you’re in financial difficulty.

Warm Homes

The Mayor of London’s Warmer Homes programme provides free heating, insulation and ventilation improvements for low income Londoners who own their own homes or rent privately.