Cost of Living Crisis


I particularly want to pay tribute to all those wonderfully kind people who so generously give food or donations, or that most precious commodity of all – their time – to support those around them in greatest need, together with the many charitable organisations which do such extraordinary work in the most difficult circumstances.”

HM King Charles III

King Charles has highlighted the cost of living crisis and the “great anxiety and hardship” of many struggling to “pay their bills and keep their families fed and warm” in his Christmas broadcast.


“During these difficult economic times-when many people in Hertfordshire and beyond will be struggling to meet everyday costs-the Lieutenancy are signposting some of the many organisations who are able to support, assist and give advice. No one should have to face the conundrum of “heat or eat” and I hope that anyone who finds themselves in such a critical situation will be able to find help from those organisations listed here. To those offering support-thank you.

Lord-Lieutenant Robert Voss CBE CStJ



Help and advice is available from a number of sources in Hertfordshire to Manage the Cost of Living Crisis:

Help with Managing the Cost of Living Crisis


There are over 40 food banks and other organisations offering food support in Hertfordshire –

Food Support in Hertfordshire


Hertsmere and St Albans, two of the ten Herts district/ borough councils, have produced ‘Worried about money?’ leaflets, tailored to signposting local sources of support and information (the model leaflet has been adapted for adoption in over 100 local authorities)  –

Hertsmere Leaflet. pdf

St Albans Leaflet.pdf


The Warm Spaces initiative is for those experiencing difficulties in heating their homes. There is a list of over 90 community spaces on the County Council website –

Warm Spaces in Hertfordshire