A new roadshow of pop up sessions for people worried about their energy bills this winter is coming to East Lancashire next week.

The British Gas Post Office Pop-Ups all people to get straight answers to the most pressing questions, as people face a winter of uncertainty as fuel and food bills spiral.

Independent advice will be available through British Gas Energy Trust and the organisations it funds, including how to access grants of up to £1,500.

The roadshow comes to Rawtenstall post office in Kay Street on October 25 and 26 from 12pm to 3pm, and follows a pilot of events earlier this year.

It’s hoped this will help thousands of people. The second leg of pop ups begins in Blackpool on October 24 and 25 (and back on November 14/15 and December 12/13), where rapper Professor Green will be on hand to give people advice.

Pop ups will also be in Preston on October 26/27, November 16/17, and December 14/15, and will also visit the post office in Abbey Street, Accrington, on November 15 and 16, from 12pm to 3pm.

Further pop ups taking place next year will be announced in January.

The pop ups come as 46 per cent of Brits said they are confused about support available for their bills, and 37 per cent don’t know where to go for accurate advice.

Along with the British Gas Energy Trust, Rossendale & Hyndburn Citizens Advice will be present to give 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.

Jessica Taplin, British Gas Energy Trust chief executive, said: “The previous Pop-Ups were so well received; we know there’s a real need for even more in-community support, especially when so many people living in vulnerable communities don’t have access to online resources, so these Pop-Ups will be a lifeline to those really struggling this winter.

“As always, our mission is to help alleviate the detrimental impact of poverty and by working closely with local organisations we are able provide much needed financial and practical support to vulnerable members of the community, whether you’re a British Gas customer or not.”

 Professor Green, partner to the campaign, added: “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.

“I went down to a British Gas Post Office Pop-Up in my hometown of Hackney 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.”