“With the cost of living crisis hitting hard the council is not doing enough to help support our residents,” says Joshua Reynolds.
Residents of Maidenhead are facing the worst living standard plunge since the 1950s. With energy prices rising dramatically at the beginning of April and set to rise again in October, many people are really struggling.
Food prices are on the up, the Government are increasing our taxes and inflation is up and the last Conservative mini-budget in March does little to help.
This is the time when the Borough Council needs to step up and support local residents.
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We also thought it would be useful to share a few sites that can offer help to you if you are struggling – we hope you find it useful
Money Saving Expert – Cost of living survival kit (90 ways to save): https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/cost-of-living-survival-kit/
Turn2Us benefits calculator: https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk
Citizens Advice Budgeting tool: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/budgeting/budgeting/work-out-your-budget/
MSE Mental Health and Debt 2022 (a really helpful guide for anyone stuck in the viscous circle of debt and mental health issues): https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/content/dam/mse/downloads/mentalhealthguide-Jan-2022-v4.pdf