HELP for residents struggling with rising living costs is being provided across Dunfermline and West Fife.

This includes plans for warm spaces – in Fife Sports and Leisure Trust locations and OnFife venues, such as gyms and libraries – as well as grants for community groups and online advice forums.

Free weekly Winter Wellness Café sessions will take place at Carnegie Leisure Centre in Dunfermline on Mondays between 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

These will include hot drinks, biscuits and opportunities to socialise while enjoying optional, informal activities like table tennis, indoor curling, board games and short exercise.

The meetings will commence on Monday October 31.

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries will also host warm spaces as libraries across the Kingdom provide activities such as games and craft materials.

Fife Council have also this month launched their dedicated 'Cost of Living' support website with advice on increasing income and support for health, food, heating, family, employment and transport concerns.

That resource is available here: Bus firm Bay Travel last week announced their partnership with Dunfermline area foodbanks to provide free transport for those struggling to get home after accessing local food banks.

They wrote online: “This move comes at a critical time for so many families as food poverty in the UK grows, we are immensely proud to be joining such an important cause and encourage any and all that are able to to donate to your local foodbanks."

Dunfermline Foodbank has locations in Rosyth, Inverkeithing, Pitreavie Business Park, Benarty and Cowdenbeath.

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