Charnwood Community Action campaign relaunched to highlight cost-of-living support

Published: Thu 27th October, 2022

  • Charnwood Community Action logo.

A campaign has been relaunched to support people and communities in Charnwood who are struggling with the cost of living.

Charnwood Community Action was set up by the borough council and partners during the pandemic and it is being kickstarted once again to help communities.

The Charnwood Community Action campaign will be raising awareness of the support that is available to people to help with the rising cost of living.

The campaign is also calling on local organisations and people who may be co-ordinating support to get in touch so all the information and help available in Charnwood can be brought together into one place.

Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, the Council’s lead member for communities, said: “We originally set up Charnwood Community Action with partners to help people during the pandemic and it was very successful.

“With the issues people are now facing with rising costs, we feel the need to bring the campaign back to try and help.

“The Council has earmarked funding to support the campaign and help communities as much as it can, but clearly this is a global issue. Therefore, one area we feel we can help is by signposting people to the range of support that is out there.

“We know our communities rose to the challenge and helped others during the pandemic and we are sure they will do so again. We hope by co-ordinating our efforts and signposting all the help available then people can get the support they need.

“As part of Charnwood Community Action, we will also be exploring other ways to support communities and are always interested in discussing ideas.”

A range of support has been put in place nationally to help people, organisations and businesses. The Council has created this webpage to bring that information together. Visit: www.charnwood.gov.uk/cca.

Charnwood Community Action is calling on organisations to get in touch if they are doing anything to help communities and would like help in promoting it via the Council’s website and other channels.

Visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/contactcca.

To keep in touch with updates about Charnwood Community Action, sign up to the Council’s email alerts www.charnwood.gov.uk/alerts.