A financial crisis can happen to anyone. A job loss, a house fire or a bereavement can result in families facing impossible choices between heating and eating. Council-run emergency funds are a vital part of the safety net to help people who are in financial crisis due to an emergency or other unexpected circumstance.
But a vital part of that safety net is at risk.
Across the country council-run emergency funds are closing, with many more at risk - leaving families in crisis feeling that they have nowhere to turn
Please share our podcast with your councillors, so they can hear the challenges these families are facing.
Listen to the podcast here (running time 29 minutes).