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Cambridge City Council

Cost of living support popups

During the autumn you will see us popping up at venues across the city to offer a ‘one stop shop’ where you can get information, guidance and support to help you stay healthy through the winter.

Council officers will be joined by partners who can advise you on:

  • bringing down your household bills
  • improving your home’s energy efficiency (with free energy saving products available such as rechargeable lightbulbs, draught excluders, chimney balloons and radiator reflector panels)
  • checking you’re receiving all the benefits and discounts you’re entitled to
  • managing any worries you have about debts
  • ensuring you can access food vouchers if you need them
  • looking after your physical and mental wellbeing

We expect to have representatives from Anglian Water, Cambridge Sustainable Food, Citizens Advice, Peterborough Environment City Trust, Wintercomfort and many others.

With our thanks to partners at local community venues who are enabling us to use their facilities.

Popup schedule

  • Wednesday 19 October, 1 to 4pm - Chesterton Methodist Church
  • Tuesday 1 November, 9.30am to 12.30pm - Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Thursday 3 November, 3.30 to 6.30pm - Christ the Redeemer Church
  • Wednesday 9 November, 11am to 2pm - C3 Church
  • Tuesday 15 November, 1 to 4pm - Cambridge Central Library
  • Thursday 17 November, 3 to 6pm - Clay Farm Centre
  • Thursday 24 November, 4 to 7pm - Cambridge Central Mosque
  • Tuesday 29 November, 2 to 5pm - St James Church, Queen Edith's

Organisations attending events

Please note that not all organisations will attend every session. Check local information about what’s happening in your area.

  • Cambridge CAB: Energy advice/general cost of living help/money advice
  • PECT: Energy saving advice; appointments for more in-depth cases
  • Cambridge Water: Assure tariff, Charitable trust, Priority Services Register and Watersure scheme
  • Healthwatch: Information, advice and signposting.
  • Cambs City 4 Social Prescribers: Staying healthy in winter, social prescribing appointments
  • GamCare: Information, Advice, signposting and intervention (gambling)
  • CCC Financial Inclusion: Benefits, rent/budgeting and council tax advice
  • Cambridgeshire County Council community protection team: Information and advice around scams
  • New Horizons project: Information about new horizons project and what it can offer
  • Cambridge City Foodbank: Information about the city Foodbank and the fair share programme
  • Cambridge Sustainable Food: Information about food hubs around the city and sure start vouchers
  • Wood green animal shelter: Advice, leaflets, signposting, referrals. Home-made enrichment and how to save money looking after your pet
  • Cam sight: Info and advice for people with a visual impairment
  • Wintercomfort: Advice and support
  • Grow kids: Pre-loved children’s clothing
  • Cambs Home Improvement Agency: Home Owner Repairs Grants and Disabled Facilities Grants
  • Cambridge City Council, Housing Advice: Homeless prevention advice for non-council house tenants struggling to pay rent
  • Care Network Cambridgeshire: Information, advice, signposting
  • Cambridge Women's Aid: Ask Me project/Domestic Abuse training and Domestic Abuse awareness
  • Healthy You: Advice on keeping healthy
  • Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum: Information regarding services and potential food and domestic fuel support available
  • (Trumpington) Trumpington Kids Clothes hub: Pre-loved children’s clothes
  • (Trumpington) Connected Lives/Hands on the Circle: Toys and crafts, info about groups, pre-loved baby clothes.
  • (Trumpington) Bpha: Financial Inclusion, wellbeing, support and advice
  • (Abbey) Abbey People: Information, advice, signposting
  • (Abbey) Cambridge United Community Trust: information, signposting
  • (Abbey) Kids Matter: Information and sign up