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Cost of Living

With significant rise in the cost of living we know that some households will be struggling financially, emotionally or because they need practical advice and help. Here is some key information on what support is available and how to access it. As new schemes, advice and support becomes available this page will be kept updated.

Empowering Healthy Communities Programme

Boston Borough Council's Empowering Healthy Communities Programme is a health and wellbeing initiative, designed to support residents during and beyond Covid-19.

We're working with organisations, volunteers and community leaders from across the borough to deliver the scheme, which received a £500,000 grant from the Government's Community Champions Fund in January 2021 and a further £185,000 in January 2022.

There's a wide range of activities planned, all of which aim to strengthen links with Boston's diverse communities and build trust and confidence, particularly around public health information.

With support from trusted community leaders and partners, we're stepping up our efforts to reach people who might be isolated and less likely to engage with public services.

By diversifying, enhancing and accelerating community engagement, we want to address long-standing barriers to good physical and mental health - helping to keep COVID-19 infections as low as possible, while supporting the NHS to achieve high vaccination rates.

A number of initiatives are underway and there will be further announcements over the coming months as each strand of the programme is launched.

Be A Councillor Campaign

Details about the 'Be A Councillor' campaign

Become a Community Champion

Information and guidance about becoming a Community Champion

Boston Youth Ambassador Scheme

Information about the Boston Youth Ambassador Scheme

Good Neighbour Scheme

Information and guidance about the Good Neighbour Scheme

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