Community Support

Better Housing, Better Health

As a preventative approach to health and wellbeing, St Albans District Council, in partnership with Better Housing Better Health, have now launched a central phone advice line available to all residents, regardless of income, to help with all aspects of energy efficiency and the energy crisis.

The service provides residents with a single point of contact to get impartial expert advice to help improve the energy efficiency of their home, save money and improve comfort.

Through this service, residents of all incomes, can obtain:

  • Referral for grants and funds you may be eligible for
  • Checks to make sure you are receiving all the support you are entitled to
  • Advice on switching suppliers
  • Detailed advice on how to save energy at home
  • Referral to other organisations or contractors who may be able to help you with things like debt, wellbeing, mental health.
  • Detailed home energy assessments

Call: 0800 107 0044 (weekdays 9am-5pm)
Or visit their website:  Home - Better Housing Better Health (


Worried about money St Albans

The leaflet provides a simple step by step guide to find out where to get financial help in St Albans District. Please download the below link.

 Download Worried About Money Leaflet


NHS Healthy Start Scheme

Did you know that the Healthy Start scheme helps families on a low-income to buy essential food?

If you're more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

If you're eligible, you'll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. We'll add your benefit onto this card every 4 weeks.

You can use your card to buy:

  • plain liquid cow's milk
  • fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables
  • fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
  • infant formula milk based on cow's milk

You can also use your card to collect:

  • Healthy Start vitamins – these support you during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • vitamin drops for babies and young children – these are suitable from birth to 4 years old

For more info visit: Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)


Cost of Living Support - St Albans District Council

More advice and support is available from St Albans District Council and a range of voluntary and community groups across the District.

More information can be found on their Cost of Living Support page; Cost of living support | St Albans City and District Council


Herts Help - Herts County Council

Hertfordshire County Council want you to know that they are here for you this winter. They’re making sure that advice and support is available to help every resident navigate the rising cost of living and stay safe and healthy as temperatures drop. To find out more please go to; Here for you this winter | Hertfordshire County Council


Government Help for Households

See what support is available to help with the cost of living and save money with energy saving tips. Help for Households - Get government cost of living support