Isle of Wight Council

Educating at Home


February 2023


Cost of Living Support

The Isle of Wight Council has put together some useful information of where to find support with the cost of living Cost of living (


General help and support

Citizens Advice IW can give free help with money issues and much more.

Telephone: 0800 144 88 48 or Textphone on 18001 0800 144 8884


Debts and paying bills

Citizens Advice Money team.

Telephone: 01983 823898 ext: 2825



Buying food and tap on ‘food’ for more information.

Join a community pantry and for £5 a week, receive over £15 worth of food.

Telephone: 01983 296592 East Cowes Community Pantry

Telephone: 07961 959003 Ventnor Community Pantry

Telephone: 01983 563732 Ryde Community Pantry



Support including food vouchers, getting weather appropriate clothing (directly with your school) and more.




Check whether you are getting all the benefits you can.

Citizens Advice Help to Claim line.

Telephone: 0800 144 8444


Energy bills

The Footprint Trust give guidance on energy bills, efficiency and getting grants.

Telephone: 01983 822282



Pension Credit

If you are of State Pension age you may be entitled to Pension Credit. If you get Pension Credit you can get other benefits.

Telephone: 0800 99 1234 or Textphone on 0800 169 0133


Paying for broadband and mobile phone

Social tariffs are available if you’re on a low income.


Feeling lonely

The Living Well and Early Help Partnership works on the Island to connect people.

Telephone:01983 240732



In a crisis

If you have no money for food, gas and electricity you may be able to get emergency help.

Telephone: 01983 823859


Other useful contacts