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Gedling Borough Council is Challenging Poverty

Date Posted: 10:25 AM on Thu, 12 October 2023

As part of Challenge Poverty Week, Gedling Borough Council is holding a drop in event to promote the different range of support services available for residents to help with the cost of living.

Challenge Poverty Week takes place between 16 – 22 October and is an opportunity to raise awareness of services available to help those in need, and to change the conversation around poverty.

The event takes place at the Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, NG5 6LU on Friday 20 October from 10am – 12noon and brings together a range of partner organisations who will be highlighting the different services they offer, helping with enquiries, and raising awareness of the other schemes that may be available for residents.

The services being promoted at the event are available throughout the year, but by bringing partners together in one place for the event, residents will be able to quickly deal with enquiries, including those which involve multiple different agencies.

Support at the event includes, housing benefit and legal advice, checking residents are receiving the correct benefits, health and wellbeing support, help completing application forms, job seeker information as well as details of schemes and promotions across the borough to help with the cost of living. 

The event is free of charge to attend and there is no booking required.

Partners at the event include:

  • Jigsaw Homes
  • Citizens Advice
  • The Ark
  • Sharewear
  • Derby Law Centre
  • The Furniture Project
  • Gedling Leisure
  • Department of Works and Pensions
  • And more

For more information on the cost-of-living support available across Gedling Borough, visit or call 0115 901 3901.

Councillor Kathryn Fox, Portfolio Holder for Life Chances and Vulnerability said;

“The cost of living is having a huge impact on our residents, and we want to make sure we do everything we can to ensure that those who need support are aware of, and can access, the help they need.

We are committed to ensuring that vulnerable residents are supported through our own welfare services as well as community partnerships, and events like this, that bring different agencies together under one roof are key to helping as many residents as possible.

We have some fantastic partners working alongside us at this event, all with a shared goal of improving the lives of people in Gedling Borough. I’d like to thank everyone involved in putting this event together, and to encourage any residents struggling with the cost of living to visit this event and see what support is available.”