Cost of living support and advice

Welcome to the Portsmouth City Council cost of living hub. Your one-stop guide to the help available if you’re struggling to make ends meet. All the information is in easy-to-read sections to help you find the support and advice that’s right for you.

Prefer to speak to someone? Got a friend or relative who isn’t online? Call our cost of living helpline on 023 9284 1047 and our friendly customer service team will help you find the support you need. The helpline is open weekdays, 9am-5pm (closes at 4.30pm on Fridays). Closed on Bank Holidays.

Not sure where to get mental health support? Call the Portsmouth Mental Health Hub on 0300 123 6621 (weekdays, 8am-6pm) to talk to the team.

University of Portsmouth Student? Find tips on managing everyday costs and get help if you are struggling to afford food or bills.

Take a look at our Cost of Living blog featuring useful money saving tips, low cost recipes, stories about the communities you live in, and more.