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Roadshow will provide advice on rising cost of living

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

Over the coming weeks, East Suffolk Council are holding a series of events across the district to help provide advice to people who might be struggling with the rising cost of living, or have concerns about their finances over the coming months. The financial roadshow is offering free professional advice to residents on dealing with rising fuel costs, benefits and debt management as well as information on financial support available to them and money saving tips. As well as representatives from East Suffolk Council, advice and support will also be on offer from local groups and organisations.

The roadshow is part of a wider set of cost of living projects being developed by East Suffolk Council to help ease the squeeze on households. The roadshow will offer an opportunity for people to speak in confidence with a professional adviser, or to make an appointment for a chat at a convenient date in the future.

Dates and venues for each of the events taking place are as follows: (attached flyer also contains a full list of event venues and dates)

• Leiston Co-op - Wednesday 21 September (10am-1pm)

• Wickham Market Village Hall – Friday 23 September (10am-1pm)

• South Lowestoft (Kirkley Centre) – Thursday 29 September (5pm-7.30pm)

• Kessingland Co-op – Tuesday 4 October (1pm-4pm)

• Lowestoft Library - Friday 7 October (11am-2pm)

• Felixstowe Christ Church – Monday 10 October (6pm-7pm)

• Bungay Fisher Theatre – Wednesday 12 October (11am-2pm)

• Kesgrave Scout Hall – Friday 14 October (12.30pm - 3.30pm)

• Southwold United Reformed Church – Tuesday 18 October (11am-2pm)

• Woodbridge Community Hall* - Tuesday 25 October (10am -12noon)

• Beccles Blyburgate Hall – Thursday 27 October (11am-2pm)

• Halesworth St Mary’s Church – Tuesday 1 November (11am-2pm)

• Felixstowe St Philips Community Hub – Wednesday 2 November (10.30am-1.30pm)

• Carlton Colville* Uplands Community Centre – Friday 4 November (10am-12noon)

• Reydon Village Hall* - Friday 11 November (2pm-4pm)

• Framlingham St Michaels Church – Tuesday 15 November (11am-2pm)

• Saxmundham Smile Café (The Fromus Centre) – Wednesday 16 November (10am-2pm)

*These events will take place as part of Community Cuppa, organised by Communities Together East Anglia.

Free refreshments will be available at some events.

I have attached the posters and flyer for the roadshow which includes details of all the events taking place. Any help with promoting the roadshow with your networks, including the public, would be appreciated. You will see the posters do need the location, date and time written on these before putting up. If you require hard copies of the attached, please let me know via email stating the number you would like and the address of where they need to be sent. I can also email you versions of the attached which can be used on social media.

You can find out more about East Suffolk Councils package of support for residents to help ease the squeeze by visiting www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/squeeze or call 0333 016 2000.




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