Liz brings together community to tackle cost of living crisis

This Friday I had a busy day in the constituency, meeting with constituents, local groups and organisations working hard to tackle the impact of the cost of living crisis.

Ward councillor Su Barton, my team and I were out and about in Braunstone Park, speaking to constituents about their concerns over energy bills, as well as crime and housing concerns.

Food banks are seeing sharply increasing demand as more people struggle with the cost of living. I brought together Leicester West’s food bank organisers for a productive roundtable meeting at Manor House, to discuss the support they’ll need this winter to continue helping their communities through a very difficult period.

I also paid a visit to the Brite Centre, meeting manager Elaine and her hard-working team to find out more about the fantastic range of activities and community services they offer.

As with all of Leicester City Council’s libraries, the Brite Centre is a ‘warm space’ this winter , where anyone struggling to heat their home can come to sit and spend time in a warm and welcoming environment.

The Brite Centre also has a wealth of resources – including access to computers and learning sessions, as well as lots of information on further support, so its well worth a visit.

Find out more here about Leicester’s libraries and warm spaces