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Vital support and advice available to help residents with cost of living

Are you worried about the rising cost of living? You are not alone; soaring inflation and rising energy, food and fuel prices are affecting households across the country.

Cost of Living

The current cost of living crisis means many residents are also experiencing financial difficulties for the first time and may not know where they can turn to for help.

Fenland District Council is fully committed to doing everything it can to help and ensuring that anyone in need has access to the support and guidance available.

You may want support getting all the money you're entitled to, help accessing grants and debt advice, information on food provision or housing, or simply want to know more about the government's recent support measures.

Whatever your cost of living concerns may be, the Council has put together some helpful information, resources, and useful links to help. You can:

  • Visit the Council's Cost of Living Support webpage.
  • Pick up a Cost of Living Support information leaflet from the Council's Customer Service Centres at Fenland Hall, March, and The Boathouse Business Centre, Wisbech, or from your local library.
  • Call the Council's Customer Contact Centre on 01354 654321.

Cllr Chris Boden, Leader of Fenland District Council, said: "The cost of living, and its impact on Fenland residents, is incredibly concerning. Many people who have not previously worried about money are now starting to struggle, and those that were already struggling are at even more risk.

"Whether it's trying to pay the rent, put food on the table, heating your home or putting fuel in your car, each one of us is feeling the squeeze.

"We are working extremely hard as a Council, together with our partners, to ensure that residents have access to the vital help and support available. Whether it's helping to make sure they claim everything they are entitled to, know how to make their homes warmer and cheaper to run, are aware of the social tariffs offered by energy or broadband suppliers or are helped to manage debt, I would urge anyone who needs support to get in touch."

Article date: October 2022

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