We know that the current Cost of Living Crisis is affecting more and more people each day across our communities.
This page is dedicated to pointing you in the direction of advice and help that is currently available to both groups and individuals, along with up to date news on what is being done to tackle this crisis.
Cost of Living Survey
Utility Aid has launched their National Charity Tender!
Utility Aid manages energy 'baskets' containing thousands of properties across the UK
National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) are administering £76m of this funding on behalf of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
The Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund (CCLF) will support organisations across England to deliver critical front-line services.
Cost of Living Archive
If we have any missed out any provision, please get in touch so that we can update our webpage.
Money, Debt, Benefits and General Information
Chesterfield Citizen’s Advice
Free Advice Helpline - call 0808 278 7843
Derbyshire Unemployed Worker’s Centre
Call 01246-231441 Email: email@example.com
Chesterfield And North East Derbyshire Credit Union
Call 01256-278833 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Derbyshire County Council Welfare Rights
Call 01629 531535 Email: email@example.com
Derbyshire Law Centre
Call 01246 550674 / Freephone 0800 707 6990
Text 07781 482 826
Textphone for deaf people: 1800101246 550674
Chesterfield Borough Council Benefits Advice
Call 01246-345 345
Chesterfield Borough Council - Cost of Living Web Page
Derbyshire County Council - Cost of Living Web Page
Derbyshire Discretionary Fund (DDF)
Call 01629 533399
Cost of Living Payment
Guidance on getting an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits.
Chesterfield Borough Council Homelessness Prevention Team
Call 01246 - 345825 Out of Hours Tel: 08081692333
Pathways of Chesterfield
Chesterfield Borough Council Housing
Call 01246 - 345345 Text Only 07960 910264
Repairs Hotline - 0800 587 5659
Chesterfield Borough Council Tenancy Support
Call 01246-345068. Text Only 07960 910264
Job Centre Plus
Call 0800 055 6688 Textphone 0800 023 4888
Universal Credit helpline: 0800 328 5644 Textphone 0800 328 1344
Derbyshire Disability Employment Service
Call 01629 532 440
Foodbanks & Community Kitchens
Monday - 12.00 - 16.00
St Michaels and All Angels Parish Hall
Church Street, Brimington
Monday - 17.00 - 18.30
African Caribbean Community Association
Penmore Business Suite
Unit 2 Saxton Close
Town Centre - The Compass Foodbank
Tuesday - 1.00 - 3.00
Wednesday - 12.00 - 2.00
Gussie's Kitchen and Community Pantry
Saints Augustines Church
St Augustines Road
New Whittington Foodbank
Thursday 12.00 - 14.00
St Barnabas Church
Loundsley Green Foodbank
Friday - 13.00 - 15.00
Loundsley Green Community Centre
Hope Valley Foodbank
Thursday 12.00 - 14.00
St Helens Church
1 Main Road
Marches Energy Advice
Call 0800 677 1332 weekdays 9.00 - 5.00pm
Chesterfield Citizens Advice
Freephone: 0808 278 7843
The Elm Foundation
Call 08000 198 668 (or if an emergency call 999)
Text Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line - 07534 617252
|Mental Health and Wellbeing
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Support Line Freephone 0800 028 0077
Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service
Call 01773 734989
Call 116 123 (24 hours a day - 7 days a week)
Derby and Derbyshire Emotional and Wellbeing
On 15th September, Links hosted a lunch and mingle event, discussing the Cost of Living Crisis. Speakers were from Chesterfield Foodbank, Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre and Derbyshire County Council - Affordable Credit. Please find below the presentations from the Chesterfield Foodbank and from Derbyshire County Council.
Love Food Hate Waste
Tips for re-using food, saving money and reducing waste from the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.
Tackling the cost of living
Do you know of any groups or projects that are helping people in your community as they struggle with the cost of living?
|A fund that means our councillors can support their local community is being doubled so that they can help people tackle the rise in prices that we're all facing. All 64 of our councillors get funding through the members’ Community Leadership Scheme to give to communities and organisations in their area. And from 1 October the amount will double from £3,860 to £7,720. So, if you belong to or know of any groups that make a difference in your community please contact your local county councillor.
You'll need to explain what the project, activity or event is about, the amount of money you'll need, what other funding may be available, and how it will benefit your community.
The Cost of Giving Crisis Report
There’s no escaping the undeniable rise in the cost of living and it’s no wonder that charities are wondering how to react. Both the pandemic and now the economic climate are truly putting pressure on charities, and at times it could feel like a catch-22. Demand for help is set to soar even further as the demographic of those in crisis is set to change, while costs for charities to keep running will increase.
So what can they do to keep making a difference to those that need them?
We’ve gathered voices from in and out of the sector to hear what advice they’d give – with some actionable tips on what to do next. In this report we’ll share these findings.