Support at Christmas

Get support with the cost of living at Christmas

Support with the cost of living is available for all families. Not all support is means tested.

Cost of living support 

Supportive organisations

If you're not sure where to go for help these organisations offer support and advice.

Citizens Advice Isle of Wight

Citizens Advice Isle of Wight. Call 08001448848 to talk to someone. 


Find out how the government's Household Support Fund can help you and other Islanders on the connect4communities website


Citizens Advice Help to Claim line: 0800144 8444

The Government provides a free and anonymous benefits calculator. Use it to check what benefits you could be entitled to.

Energy bills

Contact The Footprint Trust for energy saving advice and more. Call 01983 822282 to talk to someone. 

Mental health

Use Isle of Wight Community Mental Health and NHS 111 online to get support with your mental health.

If you need someone to talk to access our list of organisations providing telephone support.

Christmas Holiday Activities and Food scheme

The Holiday Activities and Food scheme is available this Christmas. It's for children who receive free school meals but there are also some paid for places available. Discover lots of different activities for all ages including teens. Everyone who attends gets a nutritious meal during the day. 

Free and low cost things to do on the Island in the holidays

List of free and low cost things to do on the Island