The rising costs of fuel, food and other essentials are combining with existing disadvantage and vulnerability within our communities to put many households at greater risk of both immediate hardship and reduced opportunity and wellbeing.
Councils and local partners have delivered remarkable services and support and will continue to do what they can to protect people against higher costs, targeting help at those facing the most complex challenges.
This hub has been designed to share best practice and help councils to support their residents with the rise in the cost of living. Examples of the work of councils and resources can be found for each topic area in the pages below.
We will be updating the hub on a regular basis. If you would like your council's work featured please email [email protected].
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Cost of living: Fuel and energy
This section examines efforts to tackle fuel poor households and promote energy efficiency, as rising energy costs are in danger of pushing people beneath the poverty line.
Cost of living: Health and wellbeing
This section outlines efforts being made by councils and other organisations to enhance people's health and wellbeing, on which the rising cost of living has impacted.
Cost of living: Working with partners
This section highlights how councils are working with local partners to develop support schemes for residents struggling with the rise in the cost of living.
Cost of living: Policy and strategy
This section outlines how councils are developing strategy and policies to tackle local inequalities and make sure the most vulnerable in society are supported with the rises in cost of living.