Cost of living crisis? The government is coming up with increasingly exotic solutions – from right to buy to… er bringing back imperial measures.
So it’s just the right time to point out that what really helps people is commonsense, low-cost, well-established support systems such as – public libraries!
The library chiefs’ organisation, Libraries Connected, is not just relying on universal common sense. It has evidence. Its new report finds that already 44% of library leaders are seeing increased demand for services such as information on personal finance and budgeting, help reducing household bills and practical support accessing food and clothing.
Over a third (38%) have already introduced new services specifically to help people cope with the crisis. And over 80% expect to see more people using their libraries to keep warm next winter.
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