HELP with the cost-of-living crisis will be on offer in Rugby this weekend.
A drop-in Money Advice Market event, hosted by Warwickshire County Council (WCC), Rugby Borough Council and the Department for Work and Pensions, takes place at the Benn Hall in Newbold Road on Saturday (July 16) from 10am to 2pm.
The event will showcase support available to residents, including help with finance and debt advice, foodbanks, energy and fuel bills, childcare costs, school holiday support, help for families, housing support, local jobs, mental health and wellbeing, free local support services and much more.
The organisations attending include Rugby Foodbank, Citizen’s Advice, Warwickshire Welfare Scheme, Act on Energy, Family Information Service, Orbit Housing, Rugby Job Centre, Christians Against Poverty, National Energy Action, and Coventry and Warwickshire Mind.
The Rugby Repair Cafe will also be running a pop-up repair cafe to mend residents’ broken items, and there will be free activities for children provided by Rugby Children and Family Centres. Free refreshments will also be available.
Coun Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council’s spokeswoman for Environment, Climate and Culture, said: “There are a variety of organisations across Warwickshire here to support residents with financial worries during the current cost-of-living crisis.
“Whether you are in need of immediate help or worry you may struggle later in the year as prices continue to rise, come along to the Money Advice Market this Saturday to see what support is available.”
The Money Advice Market is a free drop-in event which is open to everyone, and no booking is required.
Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/moneyanddebt for more information on managing money and debt.