What we’re doing in Epsom & Ewell

Supporting residents through the hardships created by the cost-of living crisis is an urgent priority for Epsom & Ewell Borough Council. We are taking steps to help where we can, including:

  • In setting the budget for 2022/23, councillors agreed a modest 2.38% increase to Council Tax (borough council portion) – this is the equivalent of 9.5p per week for the average band D property or £4.95 per year.
    This means that Council Tax for this borough remains below the average for Surrey. 
  • Supporting voluntary organisations who in turn provide advice and support to residents to help with the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.
    Some of the organisations we support include: the Surrey Epsom Food Pantry, the Citizens Advice Bureau Epsom & Ewell and Age Concern Epsom & Ewell

In addition to support from Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, residents can access help and support, including financial support from Surrey County Council. Visit their webpages to access advice and support on financial, health and welfare support in Surrey.

If you can't find the support you need on these pages, contact the Surrey County Council Community Helpline Team on 0300 200 1008 which is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.

SMS 0786 0053 465 for deaf and hearing-impaired residents only (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm). 

Surrey Crisis Fund

The Surrey Crisis Fund is a discretionary fund run by Surrey County Council. It provides financial help to Surrey residents who have nowhere else to turn in an emergency or following a disaster.

The fund can provide support for immediate needs after a disaster or in an emergency, where no other options are available and may be able to assist with:

  • Food and toiletries.
  • Essential white goods and furniture; please note we do not provide replacement items.
  • Certain utilities.
  • Emergency travel costs (hospital appointments, job interviews, etc).

Other support may be available, and this will be considered when you apply.

Visit the Surrey Crisis Fund page, to read about the application process and apply.

Please note that the team are currently dealing with a very high volume of applications and decisions may take longer than usual.