Milton Keynes City Council works hard to deliver essential services and provide support for residents. This year, we will be distributing millions of pounds in financial assistance, allocating more money for local businesses and high streets, and investing further in improving the city’s roads, pathways and landscaping. Aside from the core essentials, we will also roll out unique schemes that benefit residents and just some of these are mentioned below.
Making the city dementia friendly
The City Council is working closely with local charities, businesses and organisations so that MK can become a dementia-friendly city. This partnership is working on a broad range of city-wide and local community projects including improvements to signage and building design, through to new training and education programmes.
We have also just extended a service that offers dedicated to support to people with dementia, their families and carers. The Dementia Information Support Service (DISS) has helped hundreds of people over the past two years, and it’s proven invaluable.
As more and more people are sadly diagnosed with dementia each year, it’s important that the City Council ensures these individuals, and their loved ones, feel properly supported.
Launching free community clubs
This year, we’re rolling out new community clubs in Fullers Slade and continuing to fund a scheme in the Lakes Estate so local people can have access to activities that boost their wellbeing and tackle social isolation.
Lakes and Fullers Clubs will be run by residents, community groups and organisations. The free clubs could range from entertainment or skills classes to sports and physical activities.
This forms part of our wider efforts to keep people connected and boost wellbeing, especially during the cost-of-living crisis.
Supporting hard-working homeowners
This year, we will be launching a £250,000 Mortgage Interest Relief Fund to help homeowners struggling with skyrocketing interest rates.
This scheme will provide short-term support for people who may be at risk of defaulting, and it will give them extra time to secure their finances. In reality, paying an extra £100 – £200 a month on mortgage payments could be the difference between keeping your home or ending up on the streets. This pot of money will prove a lifeline to those struggling.
To find out more information on the support that the City Council provides, visit the website.