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Cost of Living: Sources of Support in Southwark

  • Start: 22nd September, 2022 @ 10:00AM
  • End: 22nd September, 2022 @ 11:00AM
  • Online event

This information session, from Southwark Council, is for staff and volunteers working with individuals and families that are likely to be heavily impacted by the cost of living crisis.

The cost of living has been increasing across the UK since early 2021 and in April 2022, inflation reached its highest recorded level. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that it is now higher than at any time since around 1982, affecting the affordability of goods and services for households. Low-income households spend a larger proportion than average on energy and food so will be more affected by price increases. Approximately 21% of Southwark’s population live in communities ranked within the most deprived nationally.

This information session will cover sources of support for residents most adversely affected by the cost-of-living crisis. It will provide information about:

  • Finding the right advice and support
  • Southwark’s Local Support Team
  • Food initiatives
  • Fuel/ energy schemes
  • Charitable grants

The session will be delivered by:

Chloe Harvey, External Opportunities Lead for the Children’s & Adults Directorate (Southwark Council)

Rebecca Harkes, Public Health Policy Officer (Southwark Council)

Freya Tracey, Public Health Intelligence Analyst (Southwark Council)