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Preparing for the Cost of Living Crisis

September 28, 2022

As the summer holidays have ended and we slowly begin to enter the festive part of our year, many of us are concerned about the rapid increase in energy and housing bills that has started and which are due to increase again in October and lasting throughout the winter period and beyond.

At the beginning of August, news began to spread that our energy bills for heating & lighting, are forecasted to hit an estimate of between £3000 – £4200 a year, leaving many starting to panic over the impact this can have on their homes.

So how can the Norfolk Community College project help with this upcoming barrier?

For those who are enrolled in the Norfolk Community College project, not only do we work with you to get back into your desired role, but also team with our partners and community groups to provide plenty of friendly support no matter your needs:

The team at DIAL are experts at giving advice to those who are struggling with managing their bills and energy costs. They hold weekly catch-up sessions for a wide range of services from money costs to Better-Off Calculations and exploring childcare options for your little ones.

Need a chat? The STEAM HOUSE CAFÉ in Gorleston, Kings Lynn and Thetford are run by Access Community Trust, who take your social and mental wellbeing into consideration. Seek support and meet people who may even be in a similar position as you.

ACE Project has recently opened their NEW education and training premises in Great Yarmouth for participants living in the local area. This can allow many who live outside the Norwich area to seek employment, work experience and education opportunities through this organisation.

Leigh and Gail from Future Projects host weekly employment support sessions at Gorleston Library on Wednesdays between 11am and 1pm to help those in need of extra support when it comes to online work search and applications, updating your CV and cover letters.

On October 24th at 2pm, Voluntary Norfolk will be hosting a Peer Exchange group for our current participants to meet with those previously on the project who have succeeded in achieving their goals to discuss their experiences getting back into employment, education, or training.

We recently met with Shrublands Community Trust, who have opened and expanded their Food Club which offers high-quality products for very low prices to those in need of extra support providing for their families. Their facilities including Food Club are only available to anyone living in the Gorleston area.

If you or someone you know are over the age of 25, has been unemployed and struggling to regain work for over six months, and live in Norfolk join us today and gain access to everything in this newsletter and more!

For any questions or concerns, please contact:
Tel: 01493 419255

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