Cost of Living Community Conversations: New Forest, 2023

We have now published our report from ‘Cost of Living Community Conversations: New Forest’, based on a series of workshops held between October and December 2023. This initiative was designed to provide people living in the New Forest on a low income with a chance to voice their issues related to the cost of living and to involve them in the process of identifying solutions to overcoming such barriers, as well as highlighting valued initiatives and schemes.

These insights and proposed solutions from people with lived experience of these problems will now feed into the New Forest Cost of Living Steering Group’s forthcoming Poverty Action Plan, intended to tackle challenges facing people living on a low income in the New Forest.

You can read the full report here:

This project was funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR), Clinical Research Network Wessex Small Grant Scheme 2023/24 working with under-served communities. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.