Cost of Living podcast – find help and support for rising living costs
Are you finding it hard to make your money stretch each month? We know a lot of Haringey residents are feeling the pinch amid the ongoing cost of living crisis. That's why we've launched a brand new podcast series (external link) hosted by Nigel Clarke, exploring the financial help and support that’s available.
- Episode 1 - Help with money and debt
- Episode 2 - Help with household costs
- Episode 3 - Help for parents and carers
- Episode 4 - Help into employment
Episode 1 - Help with money and debt
In the very first episode of our Cost of Living podcast series, host Nigel Clarke and a panel of local experts discuss ways in which you can increase and maximise your income, and manage your debt, amid rising living costs. Panellists include the Leader of Haringey Council Cllr Peray Ahmet, Stewart Faulkner from our Financial Support team, as well as representatives from Haringey Credit Union, and Citizen's Advice Bureau.
- available grants
- access to benefits
- debt management
- increasing your income
Listen to episode 1 now(Spotify - external link)
Please see a transcript of episode 1 (PDF, 128KB)
Episode 2 - Help with household costs
The costs of energy, food and other household essentials are on the rise. In episode 2 of our Cost of Living podcast series, our host Nigel Clarke and a panel of local experts explore the help and support available to Haringey residents who are struggling with rising household costs.
The panel is joined by Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequality and Resident Services Cllr Seema Chandwani, and the discussion includes everything from help with gas and electricity reconnection, through to accessing healthy, equitable food.
- energy grants
- accessing food
- water costs
- rent arrears
Listen to episode 2 now(Spotify - external link)
Please see a transcript of episode 2 (PDF, 220KB)
Episode 3 - Help for parents and carers
If you're finding it hard to raise a young family on a tight budget, or you're an unpaid carer in Haringey, this third episode of our Cost of Living podcast series is for you!
Our host Nigel Clarke is joined by a panel of guests and Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Families Cllr Zena Brabazon, to discuss the financial support that’s available. From help with childcare and education related costs through to food and school uniforms, tune in now to see what you could get.
- Free 4 2s Scheme* (*Free Early Learning for two-year-olds)
- Free School Meals/FSMs
- Haringey Support Fund
- School Uniform Grants
Listen to episode 3 now(Spotify - external link)
Please see a transcript of episode 3 (PDF, 131KB)
Episode 4 - Help into employment
In the fourth and final episode of our Cost of Living podcast series, our panel of guests explore the help and support on offer to Haringey residents searching for employment opportunities, looking to get back into work, up-skill, change career paths, or start a business.
Our host Nigel Clarke is joined by Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Jobs and Community Cohesion Cllr Adam Jogee, and guests from Haringey Works, Haringey Learns, and other local organisations.
- access to job opportunities
- free courses
- business support
Listen to episode 4 now(Spotify - external link)
Please see a transcript of episode 4 (PDF, 213KB)
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