Find out what support is available from South Hams District Council, including benefits, council tax discounts, grants and more.
South Hams Support Directory
The South Hams Support Directory is an online hub connecting you to all the services you need.
Our virtual hub can put you in touch with services that will aid you to navigate the cost of living crisis, deal with health concerns, help with housing and numerous other challenges faced by families and people across the South Hams.
You’ll find all the information you need, when you need it most.
Cost of Living Payments
Extra payments are available from the Government for people on certain benefits or tax credits. Find out if you qualify and how to claim on the Gov.UK website.
Fuel, Energy and Bills
Get help with meeting the rising costs of fuel and energy, including hardship funds available from energy suppliers, and help with other utility bills.
Help with Rental Costs
Help for housing association and private tenants, including assistance from grant schemes, money advice and where to get more help.
This directory lists foodbanks that are currently operating in the South Hams. We recommend you contact them before making a journey
Abuse and Violence
If you are experiencing or recovering from domestic abuse, you can find places to get support here. If someone is in immediate danger, please call 999.
Help at Home
If you're looking for help with health and support at home for you or a loved one, such as shopping and light housework, we have created a list of local organisations you can contact.
Families and Children
You can find details of organisations who can help with financial and emotional support for families with children and young people here, as well as grants and financial aid.
Training and Education
If you're looking to expand your skills, study for extra qualifications or looking for an alternative jobs, this section contains useful links to colleges, training courses and more.
Energy Saving Tips
We've put together a few hints and tips about saving energy, making your home energy-efficient and reducing bills, plus links to more information online.
Addictions can place a great deal of pressure on finances and mental health. If you need help or support for you or family, you can find contact details here.