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Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum: Food, Fuel & Faith: Cost of Living Crisis

Date
Thursday, 19th May 2022
Time
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Organiser
Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum
Cost
Free
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The Tower Hamlets Faith Forum are holding an event, Food, Fuel & Faith on Thursday 19 May, 2022. See details below:

We are in a cost of living crisis, a situation not encountered on such as scale for almost fifty years. Energy bills have spiralled. Food prices are rising due to trade disruption and energy costs. National insurance contributions have increased. Any gains from rises in universal credit and the national living wage are likely to be wiped out by the increase in cost of living.

Large organisations such as Islamic Relief usually work internationally but are now increasingly looking inwards to support communities closer to home that find themselves in similar situations to those much farther away.

Most households in the UK will be facing a decline in their standard of living as wages fail to keep pace with increased costs. Lots of families in Tower Hamlets will be facing difficult choices – we have the highest rates of child and pensioner poverty in England.

Just as many people turned to local faith groups at the height of the pandemic for support, many will once again turn to their faith setting for assistance through this crisis. Places of worship themselves are also under a huge strain, particularly given that many are still feeling the effects of loss of donations and income during the pandemic.

Join us at our event to find out what support is on offer locally to help people, hear from faith and community leaders and get involved in forming a joined up local response.

Guest speakers include the Felix Project and the Limehouse Project, with more to be announced very soon

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