A pop up event is taking place in Leicester, which will allow residents to get straight answers to their energy questions and find out how to access grants of up to £1,500 amidst the current energy crisis.
New research has shown that despite the wider support available, more than seven in 10 people in the UK are still worried about how they will cope financially with the rising cost of energy.
Nearly half (46 per cent) of Brits are also feeling confused about the support available for their energy bills and over a third (37 per cent) do not know where to find accurate advice.
In order to help reassure people, British Gas Post Office is hosting a series of pop-ups, including one at Leicester’s WH Smiths, in Gallowtree Gate, on November 15.
At the event, money and energy advisers from local British Gas Energy Trust funded organisation Zynthia Trust will be offering an in-depth overview of the support available, signposting people to other organisations who may be able to help, checking benefits entitlements and providing free energy-saving tips and advice.
Professor Green, rapper and mental health campaigner will be helping to launch the initiative.
He has first-hand experience of the fear and anxiety an upcoming energy bill can have on families, having grown up with his grandmother, who struggled to pay household bills.
“Times are tough for so many at the moment, it’s more important than ever to make sure people know what help’s available and where to access it,” he said.
“I went down to a British Gas Post Office Pop-Up in my hometown of Hackney yesterday and spoke to the local community – most of whom had no idea about the money and energy advice on offer from the British Gas Energy Trust and their local organisations. With over 100 Pop-Ups happening across the country, I’d urge people to attend one to get answers to their concerns and find out if they’re eligible for a grant, which could help alleviate some of their worries and hopefully improve their financial situation.”
Over 40 pop-up events are taking place across the country.
A second pop-up event will be taking place in Leicester on December 13.
To find out more, visit: https://www.britishgas.co.uk/energy/post-office-pop-up-advice.html