10 November 2022
Food price hikes, soaring energy bills, mortgage turbulence – the cost of living crisis is hitting household finances hard. Ordinary families are facing stark choices this winter, with many people worried about how they’re going afford the essentials in the coming months.
Kate Salmon, Green Party speaker for Moordown and a worker for an anti-poverty charity, says: “If you’re struggling with rising costs, you can call the Help Through Hardship Helpline free on 0808 208 2138, and speak to a trained Citizens Advice worker for personalised support to address your money worries.
“They can help provide support to maximise your income, help you navigate the benefits system, and identify any additional grants you could be entitled to. If needed, they’ll issue you a voucher for an emergency food parcel from a local food bank.”
Simon Bull, Green Party Councillor for Winton East, says: "Are you on a prepayment meter for your electric? Have you redeemed your voucher? Don't miss out on the £400 available to help you:
"Here is a link to the BCP Cost of Living webpage. As the cost of living increases it is important to be aware of the benefits, payments and support options available to you. There are local and national schemes that can help you with rent, food, energy and more."