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Over 20,000 supermarket vouchers have been sent to families in Cambridgeshire affected by the pandemic and the rising cost of living.

The vouchers were automatically sent to eligible families today (May 27) in time for the May half term next week.

The County Council’s Joint Administration agreed to finance the vouchers regardless of Government funding until the February 2023 half term.

Over 20,000 supermarket vouchers have been sent to families in Cambridgeshire affected by the pandemic and the rising cost of living. Photo: Stock image.
Over 20,000 supermarket vouchers have been sent to families in Cambridgeshire affected by the pandemic and the rising cost of living. Photo: Stock image.

A total of 21,322 vouchers – each valued at £15 for the week - were distributed to eligible children and young people across the county who met agreed criteria.

The voucher does not need to be used in a single shopping trip and once claimed will last for at least a year.

Cllr Bryony Goodliffe, Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Children and Young People’s Committee said: “Many families are still struggling as we emerge from the pandemic, but now have the added worry of the steeply rising cost of living. I am delighted that the Joint Administration in Cambridgeshire have agreed to fund this excellent scheme.

“Officers have worked extremely hard to make sure the vouchers reach the right families in time for the half term holiday next week and I am very grateful for their continuing commitment to the children and young people of Cambridgeshire.”



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