Tameside Council to hold second Cost of Living Support Event

Date Released - 13/09/2022

Tameside Council will be hosting their second Helping Hand Cost of Living Support event on Tuesday 20 September, 10am-1pm.

During this event Helping Hand Tameside will provide access to a range services who can provide advice and cost of living support. This includes support services and organisations who can help with finances, debt, housing, food, employment, mental health and wellbeing.

The drop-in will host services and organisations who will be regularly available by appointment at Tameside One such as Customer Services, Employment Services and Children’s Services. Other services on hand on the day will include representatives from Citizens Advice, Welfare Rights, Council Tax Support, Credit Union, The Family Information Service and Tameside Libraries. There will also be advice from Macmillan Welfare Rights, Jigsaw Housing and MIND.

The event will further extend out to Ashton Market Ground where our Community Champions will be based alongside local health and wellbeing services such as Be Well Tameside, Health Watch Tameside and Age UK. There will also be the opportunity to see virtual cycling demonstrations, healthy smoothie demonstrations and discussion around Active travel.

The Bread and Butter Thing and Healthy Start information will also be available.

As well as receiving advice and support on the day, appointments for services can also be booked for any further information and guidance that is needed.

Councillor Jacqueline North, First Deputy (Finance, Resources and Transformation) said: “Most residents are concerned about the cost of living this coming winter and beyond, so I am very pleased that the Council and our partners are putting on another Helping Hand support event next Tuesday 20th September.

“I urge anyone who has worries or concerns about making ends meet to come along to the event and find out if there is financial or other help or advice available to them.”

If you would like to support Helping Hand Tameside in your organisation or business by distributing posters, pamphlets or business cards please contact communications@tameside.gov.uk . Accessible formats are also available on request.

To explore local support services visit www.tameside.gov.uk/helpinghand

Face-to-face or telephone appointments can be booked by contacting Tameside Customer Services on 0161 342 8355 or by email at customer.services@tameside.gov.uk . The web-chat function on www.tameside.gov.uk also allows residents to book appointments which are available from 8.30am each weekday (exc. Bank holidays). Appointments can also be booked in your local library during staffed hours.