There will be few people or households across our entire country that will be unaffected by the rising costs of living - firstly in the wake of the pandemic, and now due to the escalating global effects of Russia's war against Ukraine. .
My team and I are helping constituents every day with their individual challenges and we will continue to do so throughout these exceptionally difficult times. To help signpost people to specific points of contact we have also created this online 'cost of living support hub'.
From welfare benefits, like universal credit, to where to get help with gas and electricity bills, the hub also includes information on help with council tax, housing costs, how to access food banks and Government support schemes as well as how to contact voluntary organisations working across the area.
It also includes certain specialist financial advisory organisations who have the regulatory authority to provide individual financial or legal advice.