Support is available from the council, local charities, and community groups.
Benefits and financial support
If you are having trouble paying your Council Tax, there are lots of ways we can help you. You can apply for Council Tax Support, change your payment plan, or get financial advice.
Lambeth’s Household Support Scheme can help if you’re facing hardship, a crisis, emergency or disaster, including struggling to pay bills or afford food.
If you get income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) or income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), guaranteed Pension Credit or Income Support, you may get your full eligible rent paid.
There are a number of local agencies who offer advice to help you find out what benefits you’re entitled to, and how to access them.
The Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme helps people who need more financial help with their housing costs. We can pay DHP on top of your normal Housing Benefit.
Get advice on homeless prevention and access help and information for rough sleepers.
Food, energy & cost saving
The household support scheme can help if you’re facing financial difficulties, including with food and energy costs. You can receive food vouchers and fuel payments, as well as other types of support.
The government have announced a council tax rebate to help with energy costs. We will also be offering a discretionary payment targeted at people over-65 living in homes which are not eligible for the initial rebate.
Green Doctors is a charity that offers impartial energy advice to stay warm, save money, and live greener.
If you and your family are going hungry and you need help getting food, you can visit a local foodbank in a crisis.
As part of the Help for Households campaign some retailers offer deals and discounts to those in need.