A cost-of-living advice day is being held in Ystradgynlais next week.

Ystradgynlais Library will be hosting the advice day on Thursday, October 13, where residents struggling with the rising cost of living can receive advice and support.

The advice day will start at 11am and finish at 4pm on the Thursday afternoon.

Powys County Council’s Cultural Services and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) have come together to organise the event.

People who attend the library on the day will be provided an opportunity for people to connect with representatives from a wide range of organisations who can offer practical support during these difficult times.


Council staff and other agencies will be on hand at the event to assist anyone who is concerned about soaring prices, and advice will be provided on budgeting, energy saving, accessing benefits and more.

Organisations that will be attending the day are:

  • Community Pharmacies
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Dyfed Powys Police
  • NEST (Energy Saving Trust)
  • Pobl
  • Powys Citizens Advice
  • Powys County Council Housing
  • Money Advice Team – Powys County Council
  • Warm Wales
  • Ystradgynlais Foodbank
  • Ystradgynlais Community Dreams

Cllr David Selby, Powys County Council's Cabinet Member for a More Prosperous Powys, said: “I am pleased that the library is able to host this important event. I would like to thank all the organisations that are taking part in this advice day.

“It’s incredibly useful to get everyone in one place to offer advice and guidance during the cost-of-living crisis and support the people of Powys.”

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Powys County Council’s deputy leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: “I would urge everyone in the Ystradgynlais community who is struggling with the rising cost of living to attend this event at the library to get the advice and guidance they may need.”

To get in touch with Ystradgynlais Library, all contact information can be found at https://en.powys.gov.uk/ystradgynlaislibrary/

Alternatively, to become a partner and contribute to the event, please contact Nichola Farr: nichola.farr@powys.gov.uk