There are various ways that you can get involved and support those who are struggling with the cost of living crisis.

Learn more about volunteering and donation ideas in Suffolk

Community fridges and pantries

We are aware that many households are struggling with the increased cost of food and essentials.

Many of our communities have set up community food pantries or pop up shops to make affordable food more accessible an reduce food waste.

If you would like to set up a new food project in your area, or are looking to grow an existing one, please contact the Food Partnership Team at Community Action Suffolk for advice and guidance to get started.

You could also donate or volunteer your time for an existing project. View a breakdown of the food projects in Suffolk.

Offer a warm space

A network of warm spaces has been developed across Suffolk, so that people can come together to chat in a warm and welcoming environment.

If you'd like to offer a space, please visit the Rural Coffee Caravan's website for more information.

Could you be a landlord?

Due to the current shortage of privately rented properties, finding an affordable place to live can be difficult for our residents.

If you have a spare room available - or an empty property - and are interested in becoming a landlord, our Central Suffolk Lettings team offer a no fee letting service. Our service can help you find a tenant.

Visit our central Suffolk lettings page for more information

For more information about renting out a property, the government have produced the following guidance:

Renting out your property

If you have any empty property that you'd like to rent out, but it needs renovation, you may be eligible for an interest free loan to help with the costs.

Visit our empty homes renovation loan page for more information