The cost-of-living crisis is having a detrimental impact upon communities across Pembrokeshire. Many of those impacted were already living in poverty prior to the energy crisis and are now faced with immensely challenging choices in the face of financial insecurity. In turn, the crisis is having a knock-on effect on the overall health and wellbeing of society. 

Whilst the future is somewhat uncertain in terms of the economic climate, there is hope. The Welsh Government is currently piloting universal basic income over a two-year period which has the potential to offer a radical solution to the economic challenges faced across society. In the short term, community groups, third sector organisations and charities provide crucial support on the front line, directly with those adversely impacted by the crises.