A new raft of measures and money to help families battle against increasing cost of living pressures has been announced by Essex County Council.
The plans include support to help households pay for insulation and other energy saving improvements at home, a community led ‘winter warmth and welcome’ campaign to provide local places for winter warmth over the coming months, including a grant scheme to help groups fund activities, and additional funding to help vulnerable people with essential costs.
A number of support initiatives are already underway with others due to launch in mid-October onwards. This plan will continue to evolve and will respond to the changing needs of people and communities in Essex.
The plans span across the voluntary sector and public sector across the county and, in November, Essex County Council will be hosting a summit with partners to ensure all public service agencies are working together to support communities.
Essex County Council has produced a summary of their services which may be able to help you during this difficult time. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.
You can also get in touch with Healthwatch Essex if you need information or guidance about any issue relating to your health and social care needs throughout this period.