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News & Events 8 July 2022

New Pan-London Partnership with GLA launched.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced that he will be investing £2.3m in vital advice services across the capital to help Londoners cope with the spiralling cost of living.

Sadiq made the announcement as he visited Citizens Advice East End (CAEE), in Hackney, to see some of the work going on across the capital to support those in need. The Mayor has also launched a partnership with London Citizens Advice and London Legal Support Trust (LLST) to help reach more Londoners who are struggling to access help and support.

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Across London the demand for financial hardship advice outstrips supply, and this funding will allow the organisations to increase the capacity of their work, enabling 35,000 more Londoners to get support and help nearly 4,500 people working in grassroots organisations to access advice training to better support their communities.

It will allow London Citizens Advice to increase the number of advisers across its 28 London citizens advice charities and expand support to community organisations helping those in need, and enable London Legal Support Trust (LLST) to increase capacity across its network of Centres of Excellence by recruiting and training more specialist advisers in areas of high demand.

It comes as new polling shows that the number of Londoners who are struggling with the cost of living continue to increase. A total of 30 per cent of Londoners are ‘just about managing’ and 17 per cent are ‘financially struggling’.