Support people during the cost-of-living crisis
The cost-of-living crisis is leading to more people struggling to make ends meet. They’re relying on charities and their services to survive. Select a cause you care about and find out how you can show your support below.
End Child Poverty
According to End Child Poverty, 27% of children in the UK are living in poverty. There were 3.9 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2020-21.
Action for Children
Providing support ranging from food vouchers and emergency funding for bills to debt and budgeting advice. Their resources are stretched since the cost-of-living crisis.
Child Poverty Action Group
Providing training and advice to those on the front line helping families get financial support. Help Child Poverty Action Group end poverty.
Families Action work with children, young people, parents, carers and the wider family network to ensure the family is able to realise its full potential.
Chances for Children
Chances for Children grants are designed to improve the social and emotional well-being of children and young people.
Supporting food banks
1 in 8 people in the UK regularly goes hungry. Food banks provide packages of food and toiletries to those in need.
Trussel Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks to provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty.
FareShare fights hunger in the UK by redistributing food which would otherwise go to waste to over 11,000 frontline charities.
Working with food banks and local community food organisations, Feeding Britain want to make sure hunger becomes a thing of the past.
The Felix Project
The Felix Project collects food waste from suppliers and delivers to charities and schools. Right now they need your help to feed London.
Support older people
Older people, many on fixed incomes, are concerned about how they will survive the cost-of-living crisis. These charities support older people through tough times.
In direct response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Age UK are developing emergency food packages for those as well as increasing their telephone befriending service.
The Salvation Army
On a mission to help people experience life in its fullness, The Salvation Army support the most vulnerable in our communities.
South London Cares
South London Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out with one another Through Social Clubs and one-to-one activities.
Through Coordinated Support, Befriending, Tech & Housing, ALONE empowers and supports older people to age happily and securely in their own homes.
Support homeless people
Help people experiencing homelessness during the cost of living crisis.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They help people directly out of homelessness, and tackle the root causes of homelessness needed to solve it altogether.
Shelter believes everyone should have a home. More than one million people a year rely on Shelter for advice and support. Shelter’s work won’t stop until there’s a home for everyone.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people running 27 support services and providing 770 accommodation units for homeless young people London.
St Mungo’s provides a bed and support to over 2,800 people a night who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. During this time they making sure all information is passed on to their clients.
Support disabled people
Improve the life of disabled people and help charities to support the most vulnerable in society.
Life costs more if you are disabled. Scope are there to provide practical information and emotional support when it’s most needed.
Newlife is changing the lives of disabled and terminally ill children across the UK, providing equipment to those who need it urgently.
Sense are campaigning for more support for disabled people through the cost-of-living crisis, with essential costs unavoidable they are more vulnerable to the rise in food and energy.
Many people with motor neurone disease face financial hardship. MNDA are campaigning to end the financial hardship faced by people with MND and their families.
Support people with life threatening illnesses
People living with life-threatening illnesses shouldn’t have to choose between heating and eating.
Kidney Care UK
People with chronic kidney disease are finding it more and more impossible to cope during the cost-of-living-crisis.
Young Lives Vs Cancer
Help warm the homes of thousands of children living with cancer and going through chemotherapy.
Help people on low incomes, who need support with extra costs whilst living with cancer.
Together for Short Lives
Families of seriously ill children can incur high energy costs, due to life-saving equipment powered by electricity.