In response, we launched a £715,000 Cost-of-Living Fund, offering rent relief and vouchers to help Customers with essentials such as food, energy and fuel.
We have also backed more than 100 charities offering vital assistance such as food and baby banks in local Communities. We formed a new partnership with National Energy Action, a charity working to end fuel poverty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This means specialist energy advisors are on hand to assist Customers with reducing energy debt.
We also launched a furniture initiative to help new and existing Customers, which has seen us provide essential items such as beds, whites goods and carpets to more than 330 People.
We have launched a National Wellbeing project which includes a dedicated team to offer tailored advice and signpost Customers to a variety of local services. You can speak to a team member at any time over the phone to receive help on a variety of areas.
We have introduced Community Connectors, these are Places for People Colleagues who are working with Customers to get clearer insights into what your local Community wants and needs. Their role also involves building partnerships with local organisations and groups.
A total of six Community Connectors are now in post and a variety of activities have been launched, including coffee mornings, a careers event for local schools, and a Community gathering to celebrate Ramadan.
Projects in your Community
The results of our Customer survey have helped to shape a wide variety of projects in Communities right across the UK. From activities for young People through to fitness classes, online training and financial advice, there are lots of initiatives available.
Places Impact Performance KPIs
Number of People helped who were homeless or at risk of being homeless
Number of People supported with financial inclusion including money
advice and hardship funds
Number of People supported through projects targeting sustainable resilient Communities
Number of People supported into education, employment or training
Number of People supported through projects targeting health and wellbeing
Social value generated for our Customers and Communities
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