Council to host cost of living events in Earl Shilton and Barlestone 

Published Friday, 20 January 2023

Residents concerned about the national rising cost of living or who are looking for advice or support are invited to attend a cost-of-living event in either Earl Shilton or Barlestone.

The special money and wellbeing events are being held:

  • Thursday 2 February, 10am to 12pm, The Age UK Centre, Kings Walk, Earl Shilton, LE9 7NL
  • Saturday 4 February, 10am to 12pm, Barlestone Community Centre, Bosworth Road, Barlestone, CV13 0JE

Hinckley and Bosworth residents are invited to these free local events to find out about local support services that are available in a friendly and informal setting. Individuals and families welcome, free refreshments.

There will be the opportunity to meet with a range of organisations, to access information and advice in relation to household budgeting, managing debt, managing energy and fuel bills, housing costs, and benefits.  

The council’s Housing, Resident Involvement and Repair teams will also be in attendance. The events will also focus on looking after your mental health and wellbeing, as well as ideas for cooking on a budget with taster sessions. 

Council and community partners are teaming up after hosting a similar event last year and seeing a rise in the number of people asking for help. 

Councillor Michael Mullaney, Executive Member for Housing and Community Safety at the Borough Council said:

After holding our first event, and witnessing first-hand how many people attended, enquiring about benefits and support, and frankly expressing their concern and worry about cost of living we thought it was appropriate to host more events.

We want to provide as much help and support as possible and I urge residents to come and speak to us.

For further information email or Tel. 01455 255719.