Bromsgrove council urge residents to 'take action early' when seeking cost-of-living help - The Bromsgrove Standard

Bromsgrove council urge residents to 'take action early' when seeking cost-of-living help

RESIDENTS struggling with the cost-of-living are being urged to take action and seek help early so a way forward for them can be found.

The advice comes from Bromsgrove District Council which has launched the next part of its campaign to signpost people to where they can get cost-of-living help.

The authority has been working with its partners and agencies and will be sending out leaflets, containing all the information, with the 2023/24 council tax bills.

The first leaflet was launched last Autumn and, like this version, lets people know where they can get specific help and advice from trusted sources including Bromsgrove District Housing Trust, libraries, Act on Energy, Age UK, Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN), Here2Help and Citizens Advice.

Help offered by the authority, including council tax support, also features.

Among the assistamce available are ways to manage money, housing and benefits, how to reduce bills and improving wellbeing.




Bromsgrove District Council Leader, Coun Karen May, said: “We recognised that not everyone has access to digital technology so the leaflet seemed a good way to reach everybody and the first version saw great feedback from people who sought help.

“As the crisis continues, with partners, we wanted to remind people, especially those who don’t usually claim benefits, that support is here and it is important to seek help at the earliest opportunity.


“I ask that we continue to work together in our communities by checking in on neighbours, friends and family and passing on this leaflet to people who would benefit from knowing that help is there when they need it.”

Visit www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/costofliving for more information on the help available.

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