Useful advice for the festive season 2021

Celebrating over the festive season amid this complicated pandemic is amplifying what can be a stressful time of year for some.  Social Bite at 516 Union Street, would like to share that they are offering their hot Christmas lunch on the 24th and 25th December between 12 pm and 4 pm on a Covid secure takeaway service.

We know that food insecurity is an issue for many, both for themselves and their family. Fear about how to meet bills or how to keep warm is very real, especially given the loss of the UC uplift, the end of the government furlough scheme and the rising energy prices. We understand that many are worried about when their benefits come in, and statistics show that lots of people are battling with their mental wellbeing. There is help available, and the Association has pulled together several information sheets with practical advice concerning where to get food, how to keep well and other everyday advice on keeping warm and benefits and who to contact if you are experiencing violence or domestic issues.  They are available throughout this site or from your Housing Officer or Key Project worker.