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Cost of Living Advice Day at Ystradgynlais Library

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6 October 2022

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A cost-of-living advice day is to be held at a south Powys library next week, the county council has said.

Ystradgynlais Library will be hosting the advice day on Thursday 13 October where residents struggling with the rising cost of living can get advice and support.

The advice day will start at 11am and finish at 4pm.The event has been organised by Powys County Council's Cultural Services and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) and will provide an opportunity for people to connect with representatives from a wide range of organisations who can offer practical support during these difficult times.

Council staff and other agencies will be on hand to assist anyone who is concerned about soaring prices, and advice will be provided on budgeting, energy saving, accessing benefits and more.

Organisations that will be attending the day are:

  • Community Pharmacies
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Dyfed Powys Police
  • NEST (Energy Saving Trust)
  • Pobl
  • Powys Citizens Advice
  • Powys County Council Housing
  • Money Advice Team - Powys County Council
  • Warm Wales
  • Ystradgynlais Foodbank
  • Ystradgynlais Community Dreams

Cllr David Selby, Powys County Council's Cabinet Member for a More Prosperous Powys, said: "I am pleased that the library is able to host this important event. I would like to thank all the organisations that are taking part in this advice day. It's incredibly useful to get everyone in one place to offer advice and guidance during the cost-of-living crisis and support the people of Powys."

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Powys County Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: "I would urge everyone in the Ystradgynlais community who is struggling with the rising cost of living to attend this event at the library to get the  advice and guidance they may need."

If you would like to get in touch with Ystradgynlais Library, all contact information can be found here: https://en.powys.gov.uk/ystradgynlaislibrary/

If you wish to become a partner and contribute to the event, please contact Nichola Farr: nichola.farr@powys.gov.uk