Event in Loughborough to offer advice on cost of living issues and wellbeing

Published: Mon 23rd January, 2023

  • Lets Talk! Money and Wellbeing event - February 10, 2pm-5.30pm

A drop-in event is being held in Loughborough to provide people with an opportunity to talk about any concerns they may have about the rising cost of living and find out what support may be available.

Charnwood Borough Council, as part of its Charnwood Community Action campaign, has organised the Let’s Talk! Money and Wellbeing event with support from a variety of partners.

The event is being held on Friday February 10 at John Storer House in Loughborough between 2pm and 5.30pm.

There will be a range of organisations at the event providing advice on a number of issues including housing, debt, employment, the dangers of using loan sharks and scams plus much more.

As well as advice on financial issues, there will also be information about no cost or low-cost ways to improve your health and wellbeing.

Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, lead member for community support, said: “We understand how concerned people are about the rising cost of living and financial pressures they may be facing.

“This event is being organised through our Charnwood Community Action campaign and is another way to help by bringing together a number of organisations and services together in one place. It will give people an opportunity to find out about what support may be available.

“No matter what position you find yourself in, the event is open to everyone and it is important to remember you are not going through this alone. Although there may not be an instant solution, there are organisations which could help you take steps to improving your situation.

“If you are able to, please do come along. If you are unable to make it then head to the Council’s website where there is lots of information and various links to organisations which can offer advice.”

A similar event was recently held in Syston and further events in the borough may be planned during the year.

Organisations supporting the event include Citizens Advice, Clockwise Credit Union, Department of Work and Pensions, Falcon Support Services, Leicestershire County Council and The Bridge East Midlands.

For more information about what support is available to help with cost of living issues, please visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/cca

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