Cost of Living Summit 2022
What can we do together to mitigate the cost-of-living crisis?
As part of our commitment to public engagement, we are pleased to welcome the Southampton Cost-of-living summit at Solent University on Friday 14 October. This event provides a fantastic opportunity to network with a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations, residents, faith groups, and advice providers, to discuss practical ways to support our local communities who are most at need.
Hosted by Southampton City Council and Love Southampton, the summit comes as the cost-of-living crises has further exposed the deep financial inequalities already highlighted in Southampton by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to statistics published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in 2019, over 45% of Southampton’s population lived in neighbourhoods within the 30% most deprived nationally (around 117,000 people). Around 12% of Southampton’s population lived in neighbourhoods within the 10% most deprived nationally; this rises to 18% for the under 18 population, suggesting deprivation disproportionately impacts young people in the city.
The cost-of-living crises is therefore expected to have a significant impact on large numbers of people living within the city.
Find out more and register for your free attendance via the link above.