Cost of Living Emergency: Tackling It Together

Victoria Institute Friday 2nd December 1-6pm

Is it hard to keep up with your bills? Are you managing now but see problems ahead?

If the answer is yes you are not alone. It is estimated that nearly 32 million people are finding things a struggle right now and one in four adults say it wouldn’t take much to tip them into financial difficulty.

A wide range of information and support is available, but it can be hard to find what you want and who you need to talk to.

To try and help everyone with concerns over their own cost of living, the Parish Council has arranged to bring some key support agencies to Caton for an afternoon session on Friday 2nd December. Coming to listen and talk are Lancaster City Council Community Connectors Team, North Lancashire Citizens Advice, AgeUK, GrowCaton, Lancashire County Council Safe Trader Scheme, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, and others.

The areas they cover include:

Energy efficiency checks in your home and energy saving suggestions

Staying safe and warm at home

Benefits advice

Grants and financial advice

Debt management

Food availability

Please do come along for a chat with any or all of them. To make it easier for parents and carers wanting to see what’s available we are running this event to overlap with the Christmas Lights and Crafts event. So if you come after 4pm there will be craft activities for the children alongside the information and advice.