Useful cost of living links and external resources

Whether you work at a charity that helps individuals that need help relating to the cost of living, or if you yourself need some guidance and help, check out the links below.

Family Action

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country. Find out more here.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Their national charity and network of local charities offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Check out their cost of living help page here now.

The Citizens Advice Crunch Point Report can be downloaded here.

In Kind Direct

In Kind Direct distribute quality consumer products, donated by some of the UK’s best known manufacturers, retailers and brands, to charitable organisations across the UK. Registered charities, community groups, foodbanks and schools can join their network for free. Find out more here.

Association of Charitable Organisations

ACO is the umbrella membership body for benevolent charities and grant-makers to individuals. They encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration and best practice across their network. Find out more.

Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) works on behalf of more than one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. It doesn’t have to be like this. CPAG work to understand what causes poverty, the impact it has on children’s lives, and how it can be prevented and solved – for good. Find out more here.

The Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits Handbook 2022/23 is available to purchase from Child Poverty Action Group here now.

Reuse Network

No one should be without a bed to sleep on, a cooker to cook on or a sofa to sit on. Reuse are working across sectors to make this vision a reality, giving their member charities the support they need to reach vulnerable people in need. Find out more here.

Anyone can use their location tool to find reuse charities in their area so they can contact them directly and get hold of the items they need.


Charities Aid Foundation have gathered a wide range of experts and resources and put together their own cost of living hub here.

Rehab Recovery

This infographic from Rehab Recovery outlines how the cost of living crisis is impacting particular groups’ mental health. They highlight people of working age, those who are retired, those with disabilities, and those with dependent children to name a few. Find out more here.

Detox Rehabs

Determining the early signs of mental health problems unique to adults and teens is important in protecting our own mental wellbeing and that of our loved ones. Signs include prolonged sadness, anxiety, social withdrawal, and changes in behavior. See guidance from Detox Rehabs here.

Free by the Sea

Free by the Sea, a clinic based in America, have published this page with some guidance and tips around recognising PTSD and substance abuse in military veterans. Find out more here.

Check out our cost of living hub here now.