When it comes to the cost of living, making sure you claim all the help and support you’re entitled to could make a huge difference.
There are various grants and benefits that could help you with things like heating your home, sending your children to school and paying your rent.
Wrexham Council recently set-up a special cross-party working group to maximise support for local communities, and is urging people to take advantage of help available.
Claim what you’re entitled to
You can find some useful information on the council’s website at www.wrexham.gov.uk
This includes info about benefits and grants, tips for reducing household bills, coping with money-worries and other related issues.
You can also call Citizens’ Advice Bureau for general advice and food bank vouchers on 0300 330 1178 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am-2pm).
Information drop-in sessions
Drop-in advice sessions, where you can speak to someone in person, are also taking place at libraries across the county borough:
- Friday, November 18, 2022 – Chirk Library, 10am-2pm
- Friday, December 2, 2022 – Coedpoeth Library, 2pm-5pm
- Friday, December 16, 2022 – Rhos Library, 11am-3pm
- Friday, January 6, 2023 – Gwersyllt Library, 2pm-5pm
- Friday, January 20, 2023 – Ruabon Library, 2pm-5pm
- Friday, February 3, 2023 – Llay Library, 2pm-5pm
- Friday, February 17, 2023 – Wrexham Library, 10am-2pm
Just pop along to find out more about help available.
And if you’re a council housing tenant, you can go along to one of the following events to get advice on saving energy, reducing bills, debt advice and financial support:
- Friday, November 18 – Gwersyllt Resource Centre, 10am-1pm
- Monday, November 21 – Johnstown Community Centre, 1pm-4pm
- Thursday, November 24 – Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, 1pm-3pm
With fuel bills rising, many people are worried about heating their homes this winter.
Did you know that all public libraries in Wrexham County Borough have opened their doors to provide ‘warm places’?
These are places where you can go to keep warm and comfortable during the day.
Libraries taking part include Brynteg, Cefn Mawr, Chirk, Coedpoeth, Gwersyllt, Llay, Overton, Rhos, Ruabon and Wrexham.
Practical help for communities
Councillor David A Bithell, who chairs the group, says: “The cost of living crisis is a huge challenge and it’s going to be a difficult winter for many people.
“That’s why all the political parties on the council are working together to try and provide as much practical help as possible to our communities.
“It’s also the reason we’re providing extra support to Wrexham Foodbank, Citizen’s Advice Bureau and other local agencies.
“If you haven’t done so yet, please make sure you know what support you’re entitled to. Visit the council website for information, or pop along to one of our drop-in events to get help and advice.”
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