21st December, 2022

Cost of Living Crisis

Members of the Trinity School Community,

The UK is facing a severe cost of living crisis, as are many countries globally. With prices of food, fuel and energy bills rising, the inflated cost of living means many people are having to make very tough choices about how to spend their money; in many cases this also means not having enough to cover even basic needs.

Whilst the inflation impacts us all, we know it significantly impacts some more than others, we also know that although we are all in the same storm, we are not necessarily in the same boat.  So as a Catholic community we have a responsibility to support and care for all of those around and “bear one another’s burdens” as God teaches us.

We have started to collect food and other essential provisions to distribute to those in need and help ease the pressure of weekly bills, and one of our parents has kindly shared the following guide to help signpost people to where they can access services.

https://sway.office.com/Aua4VmzMWlrfwZil?ref=Link

The guide is not claiming to know the answer to everything, but we hope it will provide a helpful starting point. Most of the document provides information about national schemes and support agencies. However, the attachment at the end of the resource details local support services in your area.

As always please know that we are here to help wherever we can – we know that sometimes accessing support is incredibly difficult, but asking for help is never a sign of weakness, but a sign of bravery and strength.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details provided, and we hope that you find this guide useful in accessing any support you may require during this challenging time.