Money and housing
In an emergency, East Sussex County Council may be able to help you if you are on a low income or receiving certain benefits. See Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme
There are several food banks in East Sussex in East Sussex. They provide food and other support to local people in crisis.
The charity StepChange advises on what to do if you are finding it difficult to pay for food and essential bills.
Furniture Now! and Hastings and Rother Furniture Service supply low cost furniture and appliances across East Sussex. Open for all, with discounts for people on benefits or on a low wage. Please take some evidence of your income.
Free, confidential advice and support about benefits.
Find benefits and grants information that is relevant to you at Turn 2 Us
Housing and homelessness
Contact the East Sussex Floating Support Service at BHT Sussex for help for:
- people 16 and over with housing needs and
- for families to avoid homelessness
Help for people struggling to keep warm at home.
Advice and services
East Sussex 1Space lists groups that offer help with everything from housing to caring for others.
Funding help for young carers helps young people under 18-years-old who look after someone at home who can’t look after themselves. This may be due to:
- a disability
- mental or physical health condition
- drug or alcohol issues.
Financial help with learning
Families on a low income may get help with:
Post 16 education
If money worries are making it difficult for you to study, find out about help at the websites of GOV.UK.
- Financial help in school of college -16 to 19 Bursary Fund
- Extra money to pay for university
- Free school meals for young people aged 16 to 18 (to see if you qualify)
Money saving travel schemes
Save money and get bus and rail travel discounts for young people and students.
Help with the cost of holidays
Money worries and your mental health
Worrying about work and money can have a big impact on your mental health and wellbeing.
See the Money, debt and mental health page for help with money-related issues and support for your mental health.