Here to Help!
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Here to Help!

Helping those in need with the rising cost of living

RBWM’s ‘Here to Help’ campaign is continuing to highlight within the Royal Borough the latest local and national support that can help residents struggling with the rising cost of living including the valuable support available from community partners.

As winter approaches, bringing extra financial pressures and worries around heating costs, we are expanding the campaign to include promotion of an emerging network of safe, warm spaces within our borough where people in need can go this winter for advice and support.

Here to Help first launched in May and brings together a range of cost of living support from the council and various partners onto one dedicated webpage – Here to Help– covering energy and water bills, rent, council tax, food, childcare, school meals, benefits and more.

With a focus on building personal financial resilience to help people cope, the campaign encourages residents facing difficult decisions around food, rent or heating to seek assistance before they reach crisis point.

The message is, if you are struggling financially then please check the webpage as soon as possible, contact the borough council, your landlord and energy supplier, to see what help might be available.

Are safe, warm space for the community

A growing number of partner organisations are offering safe, warm spaces, along with advice and support, at venues within the Royal Borough. Visit for a map of locations and further details.

We’re also reminding people in need that all local libraries are safe places for the community. People are welcome to use library facilities, explore the ‘Here to Help’ website on the public-access computers and speak with a librarian for advice around cost of living support and/or getting online.

For more information please go to their website.

For those in need who don’t have online access, people can still call 01628 683800.