Leading charity the PDSA which provides free and low-cost treatment to pets in need has released more figures on how the rise in the cost of living is affecting pet owners.
Cost of Living Help & Support
People in Orkney can now access the OIC Cost of Living Funding Scheme. A grant, one off payment of £200 is available to eligible households.
Cash for Food Support Groups
“this money will be critical to helping ensure social landlords can provide a response to food insecurity that is tailored to the needs of their tenants and communities, maintaining dignity and choice.” Sally Thomas, Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
“Moral principle is a looser bond than pecuniary interest”. Abraham Lincoln
As the Cost of Living crisis bites ever deeper into working families and local businesses, many of those who represent us are raking in eye watering amounts of money – in extra earnings, gifts and donations.
If You Need Someone To Talk To…
There are a range of support organisations which can help you if you need to talk to someone
Raynauds: The Importance of Keeping Warm
SRUK is warning that many people with Raynaud’s could be jeopardising their health by cutting back on their heating this year.
Cost of Living Additional Support for Islanders
£305,000 extra funding to OIC from Scottish Government for cost of living support to islanders
£360,000 in Benefit Payments to Orcadians But Challenges Ahead For Social Security Scotland In Increase In Referrals
“The year ahead will remain difficult for many of us but our commitment to our clients remains strong and we will continue to listen to their feedback as we develop our service and prepare to deliver new benefits.” David Wallace CEO Social Security Scotland
Shocking Rise In Anxiety About Winter Bills: The devastating impact of the cost of living crisis
“The cost of living crisis is critical, immediate and severe and disproportionately impacting those that need support the most” Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive of the BP
Emma Roddick MSP: on “the clear links between debt and mental ill-health”
“Given the overlap between debt problems and mental health issues, there is also a need for money advice services to be better able to meet the needs of people with mental health conditions.”