10am – 4:30pm on
Thursday 19th October 2023
1st Level Castle Quarter, Norwich
Times are hard.
You’re not alone.
We welcomed anyone and everyone to Castle Quarter on Thursday 19th October 2023, 10am – 4:30pm, to a free event to address the cost of living crisis.
We worked with our Advisory Board to co-produce and event aimed at reducing hunger, energy poverty and homelessness. Your Own Place and our Advisory Board of people with lived experience, known as YOPAB, designed the event from start to finish.
The support on offer ranged from money, debt, bills, council tax, wellbeing, gambling, health, housing, food, free services, legal matters and maths skills.
Our team and volunteers were on hand to help people identify the best organisations to speak to.
Here is what the Advisory Board said to encourage people to attend…
‘We’re putting this event on to help others find the right kind of support.
We’ve spoken to almost a hundred organisations to invite them to this event – it’s so clear that people need the support, so we’re so happy that so many helpful organisations have signed up!’
‘The cost of living support day means so much to me, to all of us. It’s a day where people who are struggling can come, not worry, and talk to companies about their bills and other stuff before the winter months come again.
I’ve been there when you are worried and don’t really know who to turn to. Coming to the day will be great because you can get advice.’