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South Ribble Together supporting residents through the rising cost of living this winter

Posted on - 29th December, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Health, Leyland, Longton & New Longton, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
Looking towards Preston from Penwortham Pic: Tony Worrall
Looking towards Preston from Penwortham Pic: Tony Worrall

South Ribble Borough Council has a raft of measures and support in place to help support residents this winter.

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Residents are being encouraged to visit the South Ribble Together webpage for up-to-date avenues of support.

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Support includes what benefits a person is entitled to, debt and money advice, directory of food banks and shopping support, energy saving advice, advice on housing and homelessness, mental health support, a directory of welcoming warm spaces across the borough and much more.

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Councillor Mick Titherington, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Leisure, said, “We understand that all in our community are facing challenges through the rising cost of living and as a council we want to do all we can to support you.

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“We’ve been working closely with the community, local businesses, charitable and voluntary organisations to understand the challenges faced by our residents and have created a borough wide support network – South Ribble Together.

“We know that there will be a wide range of people needing support this winter, whether that be people facing crisis, or just needing a helping hand and I am pleased we’ve been able to bring this network together to have the widest range of support available for our communities.”

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South Ribble Together was set up to support people through the Covid-19 pandemic and has evolved to support people through the cost-of-living crisis.

Residents can call the Council on 01772 625625 during office hours if they are facing a crisis or would like to talk with someone about support.

Councillor Titherington continued: “There is no shame or judgement here – we are just here to help, whatever challenges you are facing.

“Please, do not suffer in silence and let us know or visit our website if you are struggling. You are not alone.”

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