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Cost of living crisis and warm spaces

A man adjusting his home thermostat while reading his energy bill

13 September 2022

A man adjusting his home thermostat while reading his energy bill
As the cost of living crisis worsens and with winter approaching, Powys County Council intends to do everything it can to support its residents during these difficult times.

However, the council will need help and support from its partners as well as community groups and organisations across the county and work together to support vulnerable individuals and families through the cost of living crisis.

The council is looking to provide a network of warm spaces to support anyone struggling with the cost of living this winter.  We are keen to work with any community group or organisation that would be able to provide warm spaces within their community.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: "The cost of living crisis that the UK is experiencing is putting unprecedented pressures on people, who will be forced to make tough decisions about when and what they eat, what they can do in life, and when they can afford to heat their home.

"We want to do more to help Powys residents during the cold months, but we can't do it alone.

"We're keen to work with community groups and organisations, building on the great work carried out during the pandemic, to create a network of warm spaces where people can come together, get warm, stay warm and enjoy some company and hot refreshments.

"If any organisation or community group are able to provide a warm space this winter, we want to hear from you.  They would be making a positive difference to our communities and will be helping residents during this crisis."

Any group or organisation willing to provide a warm space this winter can fill in an Expression of Interest form by visiting Creating Warm Spaces for Powys