A new pop up advice service for people who are struggling to manage their energy bills will run in Glasgow this week.
British Gas has partnered with the Post Office to launch the 'Stop the Silence' initiative after it was revealed that over 40% of adults in the UK will struggle to pay their next bill with 35% dealing with the stress alone.
In an effort to combat this, trained British Gas Energy Trust Energy Debt advisors will visit local Post Office branches across the country to provide 'confidential face to face sessions to anyone in the community seeking either financial or practical advice'.
Jessica Taplin, British Gas Energy Trust Chief Executive said: “Partnering with Post Office, an organisation that remained a constant in our lives even throughout the pandemic, will help provide a lifeline to those communities we know are really struggling.
"The Trust’s mission is to help alleviate the detrimental impact of poverty and being visible in more local, familiar places like Post Office enables us to reach even more people; especially as you don’t have to be a British Gas customer to access the help and support offered at these pop-ups, or from The Trust itself."
The Stop the Silence sessions will take place from today until Wednesday of this week at the West Nile Street Post Office from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Nick Read, Post Office Chief Executive said: “Post Offices are at the heart of every community. Millions of people visit our branches each week to pay bills or top up their gas and electricity metres.
"We’re proud to be partnering with British Gas on such an important initiative.
"We’ll be closely monitoring how helpful people find these new pop-up support centres and encourage anyone who lives close to one and is struggling, to attend a free, private consultation at our branch.”
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