Daily Archives: 19/12/2014

Vulnerable in Plymouth could be hit by cut to welfare scheme

Vulnerable people in Plymouth will be hit hard by the Government’s decision to scrap a fund for families in crisis, the City Council is warning. The Government has announced it is scrapping of the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme, which has nationally provided £172m to help 1.2m families with nowhere else to turn. In Plymouth the […]

Help for single homeless fund application

Funding of nearly £220,000 has been awarded to Plymouth City Council, West Devon Borough Council and South Hams District Council to boost work supporting single people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. £219,185 has been secured from the Government’s Single Homeless Fund. The money will be made available over two years and […]

Plymotion green travel campaign heading to Derriford

Our Plymotion campaign is getting ready to hit the road for a fourth year after securing £710,110 from the Department for Transport to support smarter travel in the Derriford area. The £990,610 programme will build on the success of the current Plymotion campaign, which has focussed on the corridor between Devonport and Stonehouse in the […]

Our Plymouth at Christmas

This Christmas in Plymouth many people will be struggling to make ends meet as they try and pay for presents on top of the usual food and energy bills.   The Plymouth Fairness Commission estimated there are around 14,000 households in Plymouth living in fuel poverty, while Plymouth Foodbank saw over 8,000 users in 2013/14 […]