Tell us how we can help working families save money on household costs

Closed 26 Jul 2021

Opened 12 Jul 2021


(In order to complete this survey you must be 18+ and a parent/carer living within Essex).

Essex County Council is looking at how to improve support for working families who are just about managing and are feeling the pressures of juggling work and home life on a limited budget.

We know the pandemic has impacted on household finances for some, and we have already done research with families in Essex to better understand their experiences. We are now developing several ideas and initiatives which we think could be useful for working families.

One of these ideas is to help families save money on household costs. Household costs includes things like utility bills, TV/broadband, food shopping, clothing, travel and other costs related to the home and family.

Why your views matter

It’s important to us that any initiatives we put in place are going to make a real difference to the people they are intended to support. So we want to test some ideas out with working families to get their views and feedback.

Please complete this short survey to share your views and tell us what you think.

There will also be an opportunity to provide your contact details if you are interested in taking part in a virtual focus group to share more about your views. If selected, you will receive a £20 One4All digital gift card as a thank you for your time.

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