Taking action on the cost of living crisis in Wales

The current cost of living crisis is not just a temporary economic squeeze, it is a long-term public health issue affecting the whole population. The impact on health and well-being in Wales has the potential to put it on the same scale as the COVID-19 pandemic, which had already exacerbated existing inequalities in Wales. The cost of living crisis is having, and will continue to have, wide-ranging and long-term impacts on health inequalities in Wales.

Our knowledgeable panel of experts provided an overview of:

  • The latest cost of living data in Wales
  • The health impacts of the cost of living crisis in Wales
  • Key areas for action for the public sector, private sector and third sector in Wales
  • What approaches work best to improve health in the short, medium and longer term
  • What support is available across Welsh and UK Government
  • How local authorities can use a behavioural science based approach


January 2023

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