With the twin crises of surging debt and the rise in the cost of living hitting communities in Wales hard this winter Heledd Fychan, MS for South Wales Central, would like to invite you to a regional summit to share your experiences of how the crises is hitting those you support and what impact this is having on your organisations’ ability to provide this support.
Venue: St Dyfrig’s Church Hall, Treforest, Broadway, CF37 1DB
Time: 1pm – 3pm Date: Thursday 17th February
To Book: email Elyn Stephens [email protected] or call 01443 853214
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation numbers will be limited so safely please book ahead. Please feel free to share with your networks.
This summit will be an opportunity to talk directly about the impact of the crises that you are witnessing in your communities, how you are responding, your plans, and what help you might need. If you would like to put forwards a presentation or submit evidence, please let us know, even if you are unable to attend. Your comments, evidence, and concerns will be fed back to a National Summit taking place in the evening and to Welsh & UK Government.
Whilst many of the key levers remain at Westminster there is much Wales can do independently to respond, such as capping social housing rent rises, bringing forward targets for abolishing fuel poverty, and starting talks with local authorities on debt bonfires for those with council tax arrears. But we would like to hear from you about how we can work together to limit the impact of the “cost of living catastrophe” that is rapidly unfolding.
The Leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price, recently said: ”We are not powerless in the face of the storm”. This regional summit will feed into a Welsh Social Summit to pool ideas for a cross-Government response which could be a beacon of hope to many people in Wales at what is a very dark time.