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Cost-of-living support survey launched for Bromsgrove residents

Ryan Smith 12th Feb, 2023 Updated: 12th Feb, 2023   0

AS the cost-of-living crisis deepens, a survey has been launched to find out the support Bromsgrove residents need.

The survey asks residents how the crisis is impacting them and what support they may or may not be getting.

It was launched by the cost-of-living partnership, of which Bromsgrove District Council is a member.

The council will use the results to improve the help, advice and support available in a way that better suits residents’ needs.




Bromsgrove District Council chief executive Kevin Dicks chairs the partnership which is made up of local public and third-sector groups and organisations.

He said: “The crisis is set to continue as caps on utility bills, which are set to land on doormats, are due to end and rent increases are also inevitable.


“By continuing to work with partners we can bring together all the help and advice available for residents who can be signposted to get the correct support for them from a trustworthy source.”

The partnership includes the Department for Work and Pensions, Act on Energy and CAB (Citizens’ Advice Bureau).

A leaflet has already been delivered to residents and a webpage created, running alongside cost-of-living events hosted by Worcestershire County Council and local libraries.

A second leaflet is set to go out in council tax bills in March and will also be available online.

Council leader, Coun Karen May added: “We want residents to seek help and advice sooner rather than later so the support can be put in place quickly.

“It’s also imperative that we check in on friends and neighbours who may be struggling to ensure they also know that they are not alone.”

The survey will take around five minutes to fill in and residents will have until 5pm on March 10 to complete it.

Visit smartsurvey.co.uk/s/BDCCostofLivingFeb2023 to fill in the survey or bromsgrove.gov.uk/costofliving for cost-of-living  support.

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