Cumbria County Council have produced a Cost of Living Public Information Leaflet that provides local information for Cumbrian residents on a range of helpful topics.
Cost of Living Booklet (cumbria.gov.uk)
Including information about: Financial Support Food Support Domestic Abuse Support Mental Health Support
A number of bits of funding have been announced nationally recently to help with the rise in the cost of living - the national schemes announced by the chancellor are summarised here:
Locally, Cumbria County Council's Cabinet yesterday approved £2m funding to support a range of measures, including more support linked to free school meals, including increases in school uniform grants:
We know there are likely to people who are eligible for free schools meals who aren't currently claiming them - so it'd be really helpful if people could publicise the information about how to do so, and the additional benefits that are linked to them - all in the press release above.
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