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.
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
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
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
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.