At this very challenging time, I wanted to make you aware of some of the broad range of resources we have that might be very useful for your staff, Bristol residents, stakeholders and other organisations that you might be working with. The Money and Pensions Service have added specific pages to our website which will be constantly monitored and updated which will provide direct guidance to the public about money in general and then more specific financial guidance and actions that people can take to help themselves as this situation develops.
Is it feasible for you to share these links with your council network at all through your digital channels or via your website please, and to encourage those stakeholders to share with residents and the public where possible? Access to this information could help a lot of Bristol residents who might experience financial difficulties in the next few months. In addition, if you have any partners and stakeholders that you think would benefit from a conversation with me around other ways that we may be able to support, please do pass on my details. I have been contacting every South West local and county authority, and I have to say the response has been fantastic.