Free School Meals (FSM)

Switched On Portsmouth

Thousands of Portsmouth residents are eligible for free energy and money saving initiatives. Find out more at

Money advice

Do you have money worries or want to make the most of your money but aren’t sure where to go for advice and support? We can help. There is plenty of free, confidential and local advice available to help you.

Help with food

If you are struggling with the cost of food, or would like a hot meal, there are services in Portsmouth that are here to help.

Local Energy Advice Partnership

LEAP Appliances is an initiative to support fuel poor and vulnerable households through the replacement of old, inefficient fridges, freezers, fridge-freezers, washing machines, and cookers with modern, efficient alternatives. The Energy and Money Saving Service at Support available for energy bills at

Healthier Together

The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional…


Kooth, a free online mental health and wellbeing support service, is now available to all 11-25-year-olds in Portsmouth. There are no waiting lists or referrals. Find out more: or follow on Twitter @kooth_plc

HAF resource pack for families

You can also access a range of wellbeing related information in our HAF resource pack for families here –  HAF Fun Pompey information pack for families

Money Saving Expert

For the latest independent source of money saving ideas…. On food go to Food & drink discounts and deals On the cost of living crisis go to Budgeting & Debt Help

Portsmouth Wellbeing Service

Portsmouth Wellbeing Service helps local people stop smoking, drink less alcohol and get to a healthy weight. Find out more at

Childcare choices

All about Government help with childcare costs, including 15 to 30 hours free childcare, Tax-Free Childcare, tax credits, Universal Credit, vouchers and support while you study.