Cost of living news
Published on 1 Dec 2023
Looking for help to get you into work? Head along to our warm and well hubs next week for an informal chat.
Published on 2 Oct 2023
As Challenge Poverty Weeks gets underway today (Monday 2 October), we have re-launched four warm and well hubs across the county to provide support with the cost-of-living crisis.
Published on 29 Aug 2023
Midlothian Councillors today approved spending of £535,000 to support local people during the ongoing cost of living crisis.
Published on 17 Aug 2023
A new dedicated facility in Gorebridge Library, which allows free access to equipment to repair, reuse, and upcycle everyday items, has officially opened today (Thursday 17 August).
Published on 18 Jul 2023
Families on low incomes in Midlothian are being reminded that they could qualify for free school meals and money to help towards buying school clothes.
Published on 1 Jun 2023
Six hundred and seventy five reheatable meals have been delivered to low income households as part of a joint initiative between Midlothian Council and the British Red Cross.
Published on 25 May 2023
Citizens Advice outreach worker James McDonald says it’s not unusual for a queue of people to be waiting for him at Loanhead Library for his Monday drop-in clinic.
Published on 9 May 2023
Councillors have agreed to write off £32,000 of unpaid school meals fees.
Published on 5 Dec 2022
As winter bites, Midlothian Council Leader Councillor Kelly Parry has today launched two #MidlothianCares warm and well hubs at Lasswade and Newbattle libraries.
Published on 21 Oct 2022
Council Leader Councillor Kelly Parry said she was saddened but not surprised more than 1,000 local people had already visited new pages on the council’s website to get help with the cost of living.
Published on 30 Sep 2022
To mark Challenge Poverty Week, Midlothian Council Leader Councillor Kelly Parry has today launched the #MidlothianCares campaign at Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust (MAEDT) food pantry.
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