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We have gathered advice on ways to keep your home warm, efficient, and safe (and the support available to you to do so), and how best to look after yourself and others through the cold months.

Council news | 01 Dec 23

As the cost of energy continues to rise, we have funded the distribution of warm homes packs to offer residents who need it most the support to keep their homes warm and more energy efficient this winter.

Council news | 07 Nov 23

Could you run an event or activity to support people to stay healthy this winter? Funding is available to support you.

Community news | South West London NHS | 07 Nov 23

The minibus operates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 5 April until 29 November 2023, between the hours of 9.25am and 4.20pm.

Community news | The Royal Parks | 10 Jul 23

The Community Health Champions and Public Health Richmond invite all residents to the free Summer Health and Wellbeing Fair on Saturday 15 July from 12 noon to 3.30pm.

Council news | 21 Jun 23

Hampton Court Palace is piloting a new low-cost entry scheme for people receiving Universal Credit and other means-tested benefits.

Community news | Hampton Court Palace | 12 Jun 23

Households may be eligible for funding from the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding scheme or the Alternative Fuel Payment.

Council news | 11 May 23

The DWP is urging pensioners to check if they are eligible for Pension Credit to avoid missing out on a £301 Cost of Living Payment.

Council news | 10 May 23

For those on Universal Credit or Pension credit, concessionary tickets are available at £1. You will need to present proof of either you Universal Credit, Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance on arrival.

Community news | Kew Gardens | 28 Apr 23

We are once again partnering with local charity Ruils Independent Living to host the Ham Community Health Fair for residents on Friday 31 March.

Council news | 16 Mar 23

A vital lifeline for residents who need help to pay their annual fuel bills has once again been launched by Richmond Council.

Council news | 13 Feb 23

Residents can access information and advice from local health services, clinical services like flu and COVID-19 jabs and blood pressure checks, and free refreshments.

Council news | 19 Jan 23

We have been able to allocate £3m to supporting people in the borough through the financial storm. This means we can deliver frontline support to those in need.

Council news | 09 Jan 23

Throughout the festive period local organisations and community groups are helping to provide food support across the borough. Learn when and where you can find them.

Council news | 14 Dec 22

With Christmas fast approaching, a free online session on Tuesday 6 December will help you prepare to meet the cost and enjoy the festive period.

Council news | 30 Nov 22

Experts have warned that unscrupulous lenders could try to cash in on the festive period as households struggle to cope with rising food, fuel and energy bills. Loan sharks are targeting vulnerable people seeking credit and trapping them into a cycle of debt with exorbitant interest rates and threats of violence.

Council news | 22 Nov 22

Richmond Council will host a virtual public meeting for Richmond upon Thames residents to find out more about the support available to help them through the cost of living crisis.

Council news | 11 Nov 22

All households are being given £400 towards their energy bills by the government. For residents with prepayment metres, which require topping up via a key or card in a local newsagent or Post Office, the help with energy bills comes in the form of a voucher. People must claim their voucher as soon as possible as they are only valid for 90 days.

Council news | 02 Nov 22

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Updated: 13 May 2022