A NEW online directory to help people find warm spaces and community food providers has been launched.
The list, put together by Wiltshire Council, aims to help residents find places they can warm up and where they can find food support as the cost of living crisis continues.
It has been created using information collected by the council to establish what support is already up and running in the county.
The Interactive Community Directory allows visitors to input their postcode, which then generates a list of what’s available.
The council says the directory will be updated regularly and those who have set up warm spaces or community food provider services are invited to fill out a short survey to be included.
Visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/cost-of-living for more details.
Anyone wishing to make donations to the community food providers can also find contact and website details on how best to do so.
Cllr Richard Clewer, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “At this challenging time, people don’t need the added stress of not knowing where to go to find support should they need it.
“Our interactive directory is a simple, user-friendly tool to provide important information quickly to those who need it.
“We once again thank everyone for doing their bit to support residents throughout these ongoing challenges.
“Quite frankly, that community spirit has been required far too often over the last few difficult years, but it certainly provides comfort and reassurance to people going through a really challenging time.
“We’ll continue to do what we can to guide people through these cost of living pressures.”
The council has also collated a range of information and guidance on a variety of cost of living related topics such as energy, council tax and benefits, housing information, the support of local partner agencies, and advice on mental health.
There is also a section dedicated to support and advice for businesses at wiltshire.gov.uk/cost-of-living.