Haringey Council launches new Financial Support Helpline
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As the cost of living continues rising and the impact is being felt by people across the borough, we have launched a new Financial Support Helpline to help those most in need.
In the last year alone, the cost of domestic gas and electricity prices have risen by 95% and 54% respectively in the UK*.
As a result, we have not only seen an increase in calls from people seeking help with energy costs, but also those finding it hard to afford food, clothes, and other essentials.
The new direct line means that residents who are experiencing money problems can get the support they need quicker and easier and can access help to improve their financial situation during this challenging time and beyond.
Cllr Seema Chandwani, Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequality and Resident Services, said: “The cost of living crisis has affected everyone right across Haringey. We’re increasingly seeing residents in both the East and West of the borough coming to us for advice about debts and claiming benefits, through to help with rent arrears and energy bills.
“It is so important, now more than ever, that we ensure residents can easily access the financial support and services they need, and this new Financial Support Helpline will help us to achieve just that.
“Last year we launched Haringey, Here to Help bringing a wide range of help and support together into one place. But this helpline goes even further – our residents now have direct access to someone who will help them improve their financial situation, from start to finish.”
“I really urge all residents who are facing money problems to give our team a call today.”
Our support teams can help residents with everything from budgeting, setting up debt plans, and applying for grants, through to help with household and family costs, through the Haringey Support Fund and other available benefits.
To get in contact with the team, call 020 8489 4431, or to find out more about other help and support available, please visit our Here to Help web page.
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