Posted: Wed 28th Jun 2023

Event to help residents through cost-of-living crisis in Newport

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jun 28th, 2023

An event to help residents through the cost-of-living crisis is being held by Newport City Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On Wednesday April 28 “advice and support to cope with cost-of-living challenges” is to be offered at The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event is free and residents can drop-in any time between 10am and 6pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday April 12, council leader Jane Mudd said council staff can help with “managing finances and maximising income”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Labour councillor for Malpas added: “I would appeal to all those residents of Newport – if you are experiencing financial challenges – please go along to this event, where there’s some important advice and guidance available for you.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet member for community, Cllr Debbie Harvey, said: “I’m really looking forward to the event, last year’s was a brilliant success. Welsh Water had wiped out thousands of pounds worth of over-hanging debt from numerous amount of residents across the city. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The cost-of-living is very real, [it’s]very forefront in everyone’s mind where there are families struggling to feed their children, it’s sobering, it’s gut-wrenching. To be perfectly frank with you, it’s no wonder the food banks are running out of food.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For more information about the event call 01633 656656 or email info@newport.gov.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

By BBC LDRS ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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