Challenge Poverty Week is now fast approaching, taking place from 17 to 23 October.
The theme for 2022 is Living not just existing: dignity for all and, throughout the week, everyone can consider what needs to change for residents in their community to be able to thrive as we emerge from the pandemic.
There are individual themes for days throughout the week.
- Monday 17 October – Raise voices
- Tuesday 18 October – Our communities
- Wednesday 19 October – Cost of living
- Thursday 20 October – End stigma
- Friday 21 October – Build awareness
If you decide to post on social media, you can use the hashtags #DignityForAll and #ChallengePoverty and share messages and photos from others.
Other key messages that may be of use to residents:
- There’s still time for community projects to launch crowdfunding campaigns on the Cheshire Wet Crowd and pitch to Council funds, with more than £400,000 available
- The Council’s Home Upgrade Grant scheme will help lower costly energy bills and reduce energy consumption for eligible properties off the mains gas network
- The Council is developing a Fuel Poverty Strategy that will tackle fuel poverty levels across the borough and help people to reduce their energy use, with a consultation currently taking place so you can have your say
- The free local crisis line for urgent mental health support, provided by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) NHS Foundation Trust, is available for all ages, including children and young people. Call: 0800 145 6485
- Do you have questions about quitting smoking? The Council is holding a Q&A with a smoke free expert from Brio Leisure so please send yours in
If you don’t already, follow the Council’s social media platforms as there’s plenty of useful information you can share.