Hundreds of residents seek help at Council Cost of Living event

The inaugural Cost of Living Marketplace welcomed over 250 residents to Hounslow House on Wednesday 28 September.

Published: Thursday, 29th September 2022

Pictured a resident named Araba from Heston who leads the West London Ghanaian Association

The event was hosted by the Council’s Community Solutions team and featured thirty stalls offering advice, guidance and support on Employment and Training, Food, Housing, Money Matters and Wellbeing.  Attendees were also able to find out about staying connected, fit, and healthy around the borough. 

Araba (pictured), a resident from Heston who leads The West London Ghanaian Association said: “I found out about so much that will help me personally as well as my members so I’m going back to tell them about all the help that’s out there.  An event like this can only do good, I’ve been really impressed.”

Among the attendees was Councillor Shivraj Grewal, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, who added: “Matters associated with the cost of living are a priority that cut across the Council and this was, in effect, Community Solutions live!  The team are out and about in the borough, up to six days a week, signposting residents to the support available.  We urge you to reach out and get help before you reach crisis point.”

Further details of follow up events will be announced in due course.

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