York Council Housing Support Fund
Current funding rounds have closed, but future discretionary funds may be available to apply to.
Council Tax Support
A ‘means tested’ discount off your council tax bill to help those on a low income.
Mortgage Payment Advice
Tailored advice for those who may have problems with mortgage payments.
York Community Furniture Store
Furniture reuse store in York for buying and donating home furnishings.
Advice for people renting.
Preventing youth homelessness in York.
03300 562 259
Healthy Start Vouchers
If you are on Universal Credit or Child Tax Credits, you may be eligible for further support buying food and milk. www.healthystart.nhs.uk
Free School Meals
If you receive other benefits, you may be eligible to apply for Free School Meals for your children. To check, visit: www.york.gov.uk/SchoolMeals
Mental Health and Wellbeing
A safe place for you to talk any time you like.
116 123 free from any phone.
Promotes recovery from mental ill-health, emotional well-being and independent living.
The Haven @ 30 Clarence St
Free walk-in service from trained mental health professionals.
07483 141 310
York Council Benefits Advice
You can apply for a range of welfare benefits if you’re on a low income, struggling to pay your bills or having other financial difficulties.
Older Citizens Advocacy York
Helping older people have their voices heard, through advocacy.
NHS Exemption Certificate
Check if you have an exemption from paying NHS costs.
York Carers Centre
Support from advice and benefits workers who can help you claim the benefits and allowances you are entitled to as a carer.
Check eligibility and apply for Pension Credit.
DWP Benefits Calculators
Links to independent calculators.
Age UK York
Money, benefits advice and other services.
Food Bank Main Directory
There are distribution points across York, find these at:
Energy and Heating
York Energy Advice
Free energy advice for York residents struggling to pay bills and keep the heating on.
Green Homes Grant – EON Energy
For households with income lower than £30k, energy saving measures upto £10k can be applied for.
0333 202 4820
National Energy Action
National charity working to end fuel poverty.
0800 304 7159
York Council Energy Costs Help
Ensure you receive the £150 government rebate.
Getting extra support from your energy supplier.
Rachael Maskell MP Surgery
For help or to book a surgery appointment call 01904 623713 or email email@example.com
Money and Pensions Service
Impartial money and pensions guidance, backed by government and free to use.
0800 138 7777
Live Well York
Information and advice community website.
York Hygiene Bank
Collecting and distributing laundry & household products.
Two Ridings Foundation
Charitable community foundation based in North and East Yorkshire.
Independent Domestic Abuse Service – IDAS
For anyone who has or is experiencing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence.
03000 110 110
Christians Against Poverty
Help with finances and budgeting.
0800 328 0006
Citizens Advice York
Local charity that offers free, confidential and impartial advice.
0808 278 7895
Free and independent debt advice.
0808 808 4000
Money Saving Expert
Cost of Living Help Guide