With the rising cost of living hitting local families hard, Crawley Borough Council has produced a guide for residents on its website to help show people where support is available.
The dedicated page on the Crawley Borough Council website provides guidance on maximising your income, housing financial support, employment, managing money and debts, as well as loans and savings.
The page also includes guidance on support with food and managing food bills, whatever your situation, with a number of local options. In addition, there are details of Community Cafes where you can access either a free hot meal or donate whatever you can afford towards a meal.
It is well known that money worries can also have an impact on health, particularly mental wellbeing. We encourage residents to get support if they need it and the guide outlines the range of help available in Crawley.
The page is now live at: http://crawley.gov.uk/council-information/help-money-worries. Alongside this dedicated page, a range of advice for residents seeking to address home energy costs can also be found on the council website at https://crawley.gov.uk/environment/energy/home-energy
Peter Lamb, Leader of the Council, said:
“I know that many people, perhaps most, in our community are struggling with the rising cost of living right now. While the council lacks the powers necessary to bring inflation under control, we hope that by providing residents with easy access to information on what support is available, we might be able to help some local families to keep their heads above water, until real action is finally taken to address the cost of living.”