Bridgend Residents are invited to attend Employability Bridgend ‘Help for Households’ advice event

Residents from around Bridgend County Borough are being invited to attend a FREE ‘Help for Households’ event which will offer support and advice on addressing the rising cost of living to people from all over the county borough.

The ‘Help for Households’ event is being run by Employability Bridgend and will take place on Thursday 16 March between 10am and 2pm at Bridgend Indoor Market.

There will be plenty of advice on hand, which will provide local residents with a variety of different types of support such as:

  • Help with bills
  • Tips on the best energy deals
  • Suggestions about ways to save money for food
  • Advice on applying for extra benefits
  • Ways to get ‘Water Fit’

This initiative will see a variety of key organisations working in partnership with the council’s Employability Bridgend team such as Citizens Advice, Bridgend Repair Café, Welsh Water, The Childcare Team and Baobab Bach Community Pantries, allowing residents to get the exact type of support they need. There will also be free cost saving items given to attendees.

 

Cllr Rhys Goode, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations, said: “This event helps to reiterate the council’s commitment to helping Bridgend County Borough residents with the current cost-of-living crisis.

“We have many organisations attending this event so everybody can get advice that is especially tailored to their own situation.

“We realise that everyone will have a different experience with the current cost of living and with advice in so many areas we hope this will have a real positive impact around the whole County Borough of Bridgend.”