Cost of Living Advice
Whether you are struggling to pay bills or are concerned about food and rising energy costs there is a range of support available to help you through the current cost of living pressures many people are experiencing.
The Government has a ‘Help for Households’ programme which includes information on discounts, support and offers by national shops and stores.
West Sussex County Council Community Hub
The Community Hub is open 7 days a week and can help households with the costs of fuel or food bills through the Government’s Household Support Fund. Visit the Community hub website or call 033 022 27980 for information on how to access the fund and where to get further advice.
Community groups, spaces and organisations are offering Warm Spaces across East Grinstead. The Town Council has set up an emergency grant totalling £5,000 which has been distributed to local venues that are supporting the Warm Spaces scheme. Warm Spaces are designated places that people can visit to keep warm in the winter if they can’t afford to heat their homes. Please go along to these places, where you’ll get a warm welcome as well as a warm space.
Jubilee Community Centre Café
Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL
Mon, Wed & Fri 9- 4pm and Tue & Thur 9-4.30pm
Trinity Welcome Café
Corner of Lingfield Road and London Road RH19 2HA
Weekdays 10-3pm (term time)
Hot drinks, snacks and warm lunches. Donation only – no obligation
Dunnings Mill Pub
Dunning’s Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4AT
12-4pm Everyday with special meal deals too
Glen Vue Community Hub Café
Railway Approach, East Grinstead, RH19 1BS
Free hot tea/coffee or some soup if you need to warm up.
Winter coat donation / collection point
Quarry Café and Community fridge
54 Holtye Avenue, East Grinstead RH19 3EG
Tue – Fri 10.30 – 4pm
Get Help with Food
East Grinstead Foodbank
Opening times: Mon, Wed and Fri 1-3pm.
Located at: Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL
Tel. 07983 209940
For crisis help, tel. 07856 864251
Quarry Café and Community Fridge
No referral required
Opening times: Tue to Fri 10.30am-4pm.
Located at: 54 Holtye Avenue, East Grinstead RH19 3EG
Tel. 07724 873336
For more information on how to get help with food have a look at the Mid Sussex Food Partnership