HELP with the cost-of-living crisis will be on offer at Warwickshire’s first Money Advice Market in Rugby town centre later this month.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC), Rugby Borough Council and the Department for Work and Pensions are hosting the drop-in event to help residents with the rising cost of living through advice and guidance.
The marketplace event will feature a range of organisations offering help with finances and debt, food poverty, energy and fuel, support for families including childcare costs and school holiday support, mental health and wellbeing, local job vacancies and more.
Those attending will include Rugby Foodbank, Citizen’s Advice, Warwickshire Welfare Scheme, Act on Energy, Warwickshire Family Information Service, Orbit Housing, Rugby Job Centre, Christians Against Poverty, Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, and National Energy Action.
The Rugby Repair Cafe will also be running a pop-up repair café 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.
A WCC spokesperson said: “Whether you need immediate help, or worry you may struggle later in the year as prices continue to rise, come and meet the organisations now who can offer you support.”
This event takes place at the Benn Hall in Newbold Road on Saturday July 16, from 10am to 2pm.