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Luton Borough Council

Luton, supporting you


We want to make sure that, as a resident of Luton, you get the help and support available to you during the current cost of living crisis.

We understand that you're likely to be be worried about the impact of rising prices, with many of the most vulnerable households struggling to make their incomes stretch to cover the basics. This may also be affecting your mental health.

Together with our partners, we’re here to help with support for:

  • help with paying bills
  • concerns about rising energy costs
  • benefits and other financial help
  • employment guidance
  • housing advice
  • mental health issues and feeling isolated

Claim your benefits

Make sure you're getting all the benefits you're entitled to. Use our online benefits calculator to enter your details and find out which benefits you can claim.

Go to benefit and budgeting calculator

Video: information for advisors on using the calculator

Cost of living payment

If you claim certain benefits or tax credits, you may be eligible for an extra payment to help with the cost of living.

The government has announced further cost of living payments will be made between spring 2023 and spring 2024. These payments are:

  • up to £900 for people on an eligible low income benefit
  • £300 for pensioner households
  • £150 for people on an eligible disability benefit

If you’re eligible, payments will be made automatically. Find out about the cost of living payment on GOV.UK.

Help, guidance and support

Benefits and financial support

Find out about the financial support you may be entitled to, depending on your circumstances.

Get financial support

Help with food and healthy eating

If you're struggling to feed yourself or your family, there are organisations that can help.

Don't go hungry

Help with bills

On top of a one-off payment from the government, get help with your utility bills such as gas and electric.

Utility payment support

Support for families and children

Benefits, grants, advice, free school meals, uniforms and childcare.

Funding and support for families

Help with housing costs and homelessness

Support available if you are struggling to pay your rent or mortgage or facing homelessness.

Help with housing

Support with debt issues

Debt can happen to anyone. There are options for free debt advice and support to help reduce the burden.

Get debt advice now

Refugee and asylum seeker support

Useful information and where to find support for refugees and asylum seekers.

More about support for refugees asylum seekers

Physical and mental health

Looking after your health can be neglected in times of crisis but support is available.

Looking after your health

Support with work and training

Useful links to job search advice, training, adult learning, starting work, childcare options and more.

Help getting into or back to work

Community spaces

Keep warm this winter. To help everyone stay warm this winter, welcoming community run spaces are opening up across Luton offering a warm drink and location to relax and meet others.

Find your nearest warm space

Working together as part of Luton Access

Logo banner - CAB, Luton Council, Luton Rights and Luton Law Centre  

Luton Access is a change partnership that has set out to better meet the holistic needs of Luton citizens. It recognises the huge opportunities that arise from partnership working to create simple to access, integrated Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) services, for the benefit of customers and for the wide range of public sector funders.

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