Sussex Help for Heroes supports war veterans with living expenses


WAR VETERANS crippled by rising living costs have been forced to ask for help with food and energy bills.

Help for Heroes has already paid out £12,500 in grants to help ease the burden nationally and people in East Sussex are feeling the pinch too.

The charity said its welfare team is “witnessing firsthand the toll this is taking on veterans and their families.”

Claire Barnes, Head of Grants for Help for Heroes in East Sussex, said: “What we’re seeing right now is without a doubt just the tip of the iceberg.

“The impact of changing economic climates means they face cuts in their services and need more energy to meet their basic needs.

“Some rely on specialized equipment – ​​like ventilators, oxygen concentrators, hoists or wheelchairs, all of which run on electricity.

“Our resources are not endless, but we must work with our veterans and families to do whatever we can to reduce the fears they are experiencing.”

Help for Heroes gave an average support package of £150 in the first half of this year – purely for groceries.

The amount has now risen to £380 per person and includes energy bill subsidies. Sussex Help for Heroes supports war veterans with living expenses

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