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Cost of Living

We are acutely aware of the impact the cost of living is having on our community and students. We are seeking to support where we can. Below you can find links to several organisations and avenues of support that we have been signposted to. We will aim to keep this page updated frequently, please do let us know if there any other local supports you are aware of.

As part of our school fundraising our registered charity, Friends of Shoreham Academy frequently distribute funds to support students in need of financial aid. This could be to enable them to attend an extra-curricular visit, support with equipment or uniform or simply buy a book for them to read. If you feel able to donate to this charity with any amount, please click the link below. Donations can be kept anonymous should you wish.

Links from West Sussex on the cost of living support and community hubs Cost of living - West Sussex County Council

Community Hub - West Sussex County Council

Food

https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/community-wellbeing/foodbanks/

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/land-waste-and-housing/waste-and-recycling/recycling-and-waste-prevention/recycling-news/ukharvest-food-rescue-pilot/

https://www.lancingandsomptingchurchesfoodbank.org/

https://shoreham.foodbank.org.uk/

Shoreham & Adur Community Foodbank operates from Huntington Hall, Shoreham Free Church, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6WF on Friday mornings 10:00am till 12:00 noon

Mobile - 07591 076738

The BBC has a range of budget friendly recipe ideas here Family £1 recipe meal plan - BBC Food

Warm Spaces

https://www.warmwelcome.uk/#find-a-space

Support and advice with paying rent

https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/eviction/how_to_deal_with_rent_arrears

https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/housing/advice/i-am-homeless/

https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/benefits/council-tax-support/

https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/council-tax/discounts-and-exemptions/

Support with Energy costs

LEAP (the Local Energy Advice Partnership) is a free service that is helping people to keep warm and reduce their energy bills without costing them any money. Their website includes information on how LEAP works, if you are eligible, how to get support and what to expect from LEAP

https://applyforleap.org.uk/

The 'Water Sure scheme' is a scheme which might help you with your water bills.

https://www.southernwater.co.uk/account/what-if-i-can-t-pay-my-bill

Under Ofgem rules, energy suppliers must work with you to agree on a payment

plan you can afford, including reviewing a plan you have agreed to before. Each energy supplier offers a scheme known as 'Priority Service Registration'. This is a free support service to help people in vulnerable situations. Each supplier keeps their own register and you need to contact them directly to get on it.

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/information-consumers/energy-advice-households/getting-help-if-you-cant-afford-your-energy-bills

The West Sussex Energy website has advice on heating your home safely and

efficiently, and information about heating and insulation grants.

https://westsussexenergy.co.uk/

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