AMH signs open letter urging MLAs to form Stormont Executive to tackle the cost of living crisis

Action Mental Health has signed an open letter with 100 other charities, community groups and academics calling for a new Executive to be formed to tackle the cost of living crisis.

The letter is calling for the formation of a new Executive to set a multi-year budget and introduce solutions to help local people who are struggling to meet the growing cost of essentials. Local households of all shapes and sizes are being pummelled by rising costs and urgently need support.

The letter says people are skipping meals, turning off heating and lighting and making their own sanitary products. It warns the situation is likely to worsen heading into the colder, darker months.

These experiences only scratch the surface of what the cost of living crisis is doing to women, men, children, parents, older people, young people, disabled people, unpaid carers, ethnic minorities and many more in every corner of Northern Ireland. The impact that this is having on people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing is severe.

The letter comes after an energy support scheme for people in Northern Ireland was confirmed on Wednesday.

Read the letter here

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