A quarter of all households in Westminster – around 31,000 – are struggling due to the cost of living crisis. Energy bills, the cost of food and other essentials, and rents are skyrocketing.
We urgently need the government to act to bring these costs down.
Locally, Westminster’s Labour Council have launched a £5.5m cost of living package. This will be used to top up the Westminster Hardship Fund and help families and the most vulnerable in our city.
You can find out more, and how to get support yourself, on the Council website:
- An initial £5.5m of funding going to those who need it most.
- Help with paying the bills
- Help with the cost of food and energy
- Help with energy efficiency
- Help for people to claim benefits to which they’re entitled
- Help with debt and financial advice
- Help for the most vulnerable
- Working in partnership, to maximise our combined impact
Labour Leader of the Council Adam Hug said:
“We know that the cost of living crisis is hitting our communities hard. The alarming spike in residents using food banks as people struggle to put a meal on the table just shows that urgent action is needed.
We’ve worked quickly and closely with all partners to identify those residents most in need and can now announce our new eight-point plan that is already helping families and our communities.
We are acutely aware that the crisis is likely to worsen as we approach winter, and we will be constantly reviewing our support so that we can continue to reach as many residents as we can.”