'I can’t afford to buy food' - Cost of soaring energy prices laid bare as cap rise looms

  • 13/11/2022
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When the money runs out after paying her utilities bills, she relies on the support of her church and local food bank so she can eat.

She said: "I’m fearful about what is going to happen from April. The prices are going to hike up again and I’m dreading it."

'I can’t afford to buy food' - Cost of soaring energy prices laid bare as cap rise looms

Help was at hand last year when Nona received £100 to help with her utilities bills from a Government grant disbursed by Christians Against Poverty (CAP), a charitable company providing debt help and advice.

CAP's Director of External Affairs, Gareth McNab, said: "The cost of living is rising for everyone - but what is a squeeze for some, needing to cut back on luxuries or draw down on savings, is a crisis for many others.

"The cost of essentials - food, fuel and transport - is increasing far more quickly than we have seen in a generation, while incomes are even being cut for the poorest."

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