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Council throws £100k 'lifeline to key support services'

Eastbourne Borough Council has awarded funding to seven organisations that help local people struggling with the cost of living crisis.

Cllr Maxted news image

Cllr Maxted news image
Cllr Robin Maxted
The 100k funding supports a range of different services to meet increased demand in the town, covering everything from benefit and debt advice and homelessness prevention to foodbank supplies and digital inclusion.

Councillor Robin Maxted, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, said:

"Councils everywhere are up against the most acute financial pressures. Like many others we are dealing with rising homelessness and soaring costs of temporary accommodation. 

"The financial challenge we face maintaining the frontline services that our most vulnerable residents rely on is significant.

"However, this £100,000 fund represents a lifeline to key support services that will help prevent people becoming homeless, going hungry or unable to access the benefits they are entitled to."

Citizens Advice, BHT, CAP Debt Centre, Money Advice Plus, Eastbourne Foodbank, Eastbourne Food Partnership and Tech Resort have received grants in order to continue vital cost-of-living support to residents.

Councillor Maxted added:

"I'm delighted that at a time when councils are managing such high levels of financial stress, in Eastbourne we have been able to target this funding where it will help most.

"We are living though very tough times and clearly some are more able to cope than others.  This council will always do all it can to help residents who find themselves in this position." 

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