18th November 2022


Sandwell residents can now get cost of living advice on WhatsApp


Sandwell residents can now get cost of living advice through WhatsApp on their mobile phone.

The initiative is part of the council’s Supporting Sandwell information hub.

To receive cost of living advice, add the number 07585 997 453 as a contact in WhatsApp and text the word YES to this number.

Subscribers will receive cost of living advice straight to their phone.

Sandwell Council Leader Councillor Kerrie Carmichael, said: “We’re using WhatsApp to reach people directly with cost of living advice.

“We hope that people will find it useful. The messages will cover subjects including energy saving, money advice, our Warm Spaces, finding work and how to seek help if you need it.”

The service will not generate any other marketing or text messages. No other company or organisation will be given subscribers’ numbers for marketing purposes.

Anyone who wishes to unsubscribe in the future can text STOP to the number to be removed from the distribution list.

For more details and how to add a contact on WhatsApp go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/supportingsandwellwhatsapp

For more details on the cost of living help and advice available, go to the Supporting Sandwell information hub online at www.sandwell.gov.uk/supportingsandwell

Published: 18th November 2022