Organization representatives, Highland councilors and townspeople met with the MP for Inverness and Nairn SNP to discuss the cost of living crisis.
Drew Hendry organized a roundtable due to the rising costs, especially energy, that families are facing.
They aimed to find out what can be done locally to try to help people.
Organizations present at the meeting included housing associations and the Citizens Advice Bureau.
The latest research from the University of York shows that more than 50% of households will be in energy poverty by the start of 2023, which means that more than 10% of household income will be spent on energy costs.
Speaking after the meeting, Mr Hendry said: “It was great to bring all these organizations and partners together in person to learn about the harsh reality of the situation many are facing with rising energy bills and the cost of living crisis.
“Courrier readers may recall that I conducted an energy survey in June to get your thoughts on the issues you are facing right now and your concerns for the future. I would like to thank everyone who filled out this form – I received hundreds of responses.
“This survey, among other constituent concerns, has set the agenda for this roundtable and the gathering of concerned partners seeking to find ways to alleviate the extraordinary pressures and unprecedented costs that individuals and families are facing. are already faced with the situation expected to worsen this winter. .
“Unsurprisingly, we are all on the same page and facing the same issues. By continuing to work together, we can make progress in ensuring that we do all we can to ensure the local and Highland case is presented at every turn and at every level of government.