Helping those in need with the rising cost of living

Published: 04 November 2022

The Royal Boroughs ‘Here to Help’ campaign

 

Helping those in need with the rising cost of living

Our ‘Here to Help’ campaign is continuing to highlight within the Royal Borough the latest local and national support that can help residents struggling with the rising cost of living, including the valuable support available from our community partners.

As winter approaches, bringing extra financial pressures and worries around heating costs, we are expanding the campaign to include promotion of an emerging network of safe, warm spaces within our borough where people in need can go this winter for advice and support.

Here to Help first launched in May and brings together a range of cost of living support from the council and our various partners onto one dedicated webpage – www.rbwm.gov.uk/here-to-help – covering energy and water bills, rent, council tax, food, childcare, school meals, benefits and more.

With a focus on building personal financial resilience to help people cope, the campaign encourages residents facing difficult decisions around food, rent or heating to seek assistance before they reach crisis point. Our message is, if you are struggling financially then please check the webpage as soon as possible, contact the council, your landlord and energy supplier, to see what help might be available.

Social media campaign – #HereToHelpRBWM.   

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