Redditch Borough Council is urging residents to take part in a second cost-of-living survey to help tailor its support to as many people as possible.  

The survey was launched on Monday, September 11 in preparation for the autumn and winter periods which could see heating needs and bills increasing along with the anticipated rent and mortgage rises.

This is the second survey in a year after the council teamed up with partners including Citizens Advice Bromsgrove and Redditch, Act on Energy, Age UK, local foodbanks and the Department for Work and Pensions to signpost all the support available locally as the cost-of-living crisis hit.  

Leader of Redditch Borough Council Matt Dormer said: “Unfortunately with anticipated mortgage and rent increases on the cards for a lot of people along with higher energy bills as we hit the winter months, it is vital we provide the advice which people most need and that this support is available to everyone.

“We don’t want to be complacent in how we offer help to our residents so the feedback from this survey will be used to tailor what we and our partners provide and how it can be accessed.    

“We are in this together so please take a few minutes to help us to continue to help you.”

Since last year three leaflets have been issued covering top money saving tips, details of support available and where to access free summer events.

There was also an initial survey issued to ensure the services on offer were useful.

The latest survey is available here and will close at midnight on Sunday, October 8.