Cost of Living Crisis

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with you! For a limited time, DAH is extending a helping hand to households by awarding a special Cost of Living Grant.

What is the Cost of Living Grant?
The Cost of Living Grant is designed to ease financial burdens and provide support for everyday expenses. This grant can be used to shop at most supermarkets, allowing you to fill your kitchen cupboards and fridge-freezers with essential items. Additionally, you can use it to top up your utility costs, ensuring that your household runs smoothly without any worries.

How Can You Benefit?
If you're a qualifying household, you can enjoy the following benefits:

Grocery Shopping Assistance: Use the grant to purchase groceries at your preferred supermarket, helping you stretch your budget further.

Utility Cost Support: Ease the strain on your finances by using the grant to top up your utility expenses, ensuring your home stays comfortable and well-lit.

How to Apply:
We understand that times may be tough, and we want to make the process as straightforward as possible for you. Applying for the Cost of Living Grant is quick and easy, by either of the three options below.
A. Simply apply here on our websiteand email a completed application form to
B. Call the office to make an appointment, where we can complete your application with you.
C. Email to request an application form.

Eligibility Criteria:
To qualify for the Cost of Living Grant, you must meet the below criteria. 
  • Must be a Haringey Resident
  • Low Income
  • Have a Disability or Long Term Health Condition
  • Not Received a Previous Grant from DAH within the last 12 months
Act Now!
This is a limited-time opportunity, and we encourage eligible households to apply as soon as possible. Don't miss out on the chance to receive support for your cost of living expenses.

At DAH, we are committed to supporting our community, and we hope that this grant provides some relief during these challenging times.
We are here to provide links to various ways of accessing support services during this very difficult time, the links will take you through to the local authority and partner organisations' websites, information sheets and contact details.
Access the Haringey cost of living support guide (PDF, 6MB) to view or download. The guide is full of information, contact details and effective ways to get help.

Household Advice for Residents

Citizens Advice energy advice guidance and support services - click HERE for more.
StepChange offers an online debt advise session which results in a solution tailored to your own personal situation. You can take part in the session by clicking HERE

Connected Communities is a programme designed to improve access to council and voluntary support in Haringey. 

We want to help and encourage residents to live their version of a good life. 

We can work with you to: 

  • better understand the root causes of your issues 
  • support you in finding solutions 

If we’re not the best people to help you, we will introduce you to the team or service who is. 


Some more helpful advice...

Haringey Support Fund

We recognise that some residents are experiencing financial hardship. 

The Haringey Support Fund (HSF) is a scheme to help residents who: 

  • have a low income 
  • are facing unexpected costs 
  • need help to meet their immediate needs 
  • need help to pay for essential items that are difficult to budget for

The scheme gives one-off payments for: 

  • help with your basic living needs: 
    • items for day to day living such as food and essential household items 
    • utilities including gas and electricity reconnection 
    • help with essential clothing and footwear  
    • help with other basic living needs, such as support to pay broadband bills where there is an urgent need 
  • items to help you remain in your home or when moving into a new home like: 
    • essential household appliances like a fridge or washing machine  
    • bedding, mattresses and some types of furniture 
    • cooking equipment, or other essential kitchen items 

As we cannot know every challenge you may face, we accept applications for other essential support which cannot be budgeted for. 

Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. 


Help paying for food


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Support to help with the cost of food and other essentials. 

Help with housing costs


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If you're in rent arrears or struggling with housing costs there's help available.

If you're homeless or at risk of being homeless, please visit
 Help with homelessness

Help for migrants


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If you've migrated to Haringey, there's financial and housing support available.

Help with educational costs


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Find out about bursaries and grants, through to free adult learning courses. 


Mental health and wellbeing


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Information about support and services available to help with your mental health.


Help with water costs


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Support available to keep on top of water costs. 

Help into employment


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Need help finding a job or support with the costs of finding work? Find out more.


Haringey Works

Supporting residents into employment

Employment and Support Allowance

For those with a disability or health condition

The Cost of Living crisis is creating challenges for businesses, families and communities. The rising costs of food, fuel and energy bills are making trading conditions difficult for local businesses.

Haringey Council is committed to supporting the local business community through these tough times. If you need help, support or advice please email

Read the Cost of Living Business Support Leaflet (PDF, 3MB).

If you are a resident in Haringey and need help, please visit our 'Haringey, here to help' pages to see what support is available.

Disability Action Haringey,
Winkfield Resource Centre,
33 Winkfield Road,
Wood Green Haringey, N22 5RP
Charity Registration Number 1191762