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Petition: Cost of living support under threat

Should the government extend the Household Support Fund for 2024/25? (see below for more detail)

In each of our election campaigns we've pledged to make sure there is support available to those who are struggling with the cost of living.

Through our work locally and across the city, Leeds now has a lot of really good help available.

But much of this good work is now under threat.

A combination of huge funding cuts and inflation makes it harder and harder to deliver, and now to top it off the government has failed to renew the Household Support Fund.

This is funding for each local authority to use to support households with the cost of living.

In Leeds we use it to fund:

  • One off payments to low income households

  • Urgent energy and food support for struggling households

  • Local charities and community groups who support vulnerable people and those facing financial hardship

We need the government to urgently confirm renewal of this fund.

So please sign our petition!

We're also voting on this at the Full meeting of Leeds City Council next week (Wednesday 17th January), so that we can show cross party support from the whole of Leeds. Here's the 'White Paper' we're voting on:

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