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Additional support to residents through the cost of living crisis

by Guy Murphy

Knowsley Council is ensuring residents know what cost of living support is available to them, particularly as we hit the critical winter months.

There is a wealth of information already available on Knowsley News providing help and support to residents and businesses – from how to access food and heating, through to mental health support, debt management and meals on a budget. You’ll find it all here.

In addition to this online support, you can also call the Knowsley Cost of Living helpline on 0151 443 3300. Staff are on-hand to provide support Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm from Monday 21 November 2022.

The team is also available through the online chat facility, available Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm, accessible through the Council’s website.

Remember, you can also call in to any of the Borough’s libraries – located in Halewood, Huyton, Kirkby, Prescot and Stockbridge Village – between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday or 10am until 1pm on Saturdays where you can access PCs for free, staff are on-hand to help you get online or just call in for a cuppa and a chat. The Council has extended the opening hours of their libraries, meaning they are all now open six days a week, to provide Warm Hubs during the colder months.

Cllr Jayne Aston, Cabinet Member for Resources, said “It’s essential that we support our communities through what we know is going to be an extremely challenging time. We have tailored our support based on local needs.

“We know that the darker nights and the colder weather can be particularly isolating for many residents and it’s essential that they know that they aren’t alone.

“We have so much support available in our libraries. As well as accessing help and support, it is also an opportunity to socialise and meet other people.

“I would encourage our residents to access the range of help and support is available – online on Knowsley News, through our libraries, community groups or call us. You are not alone and we are here to help.”