31 Aug LISKEARD ROADSHOW TO TACKLE COST OF LIVING CRISIS
The Citizens Advice Money Roadshow is coming to Liskeard to help people in the area with their cost of living concerns, including paying energy bills, rising rents and food prices.
The roadshow – the first of its kind in East Cornwall – takes place on Wednesday 14 September at Barras Street outside Webbs House, between 10am to 4pm and is open to everyone.
Citizens Advice Cornwall Financial Capability Co-ordinator, David Morton, said:
“We’ll be offering free and independent information to show people where they can get help with their money problems, including energy bills, debt, rent and benefits.
“We know people’s finances are under more strain than ever before, causing real stress and hardship, with many have to make the hard choice between heating and eating.
“We can help by looking at people’s household budgets, seeing if savings can be made and if grants and benefits might be available. Our energy team can also look at ways people can save money through energy efficiency around the home and access help and support for vulnerable people and budgeting.”
Last year, Citizens Advice Cornwall helped more than 9,000 people in the county overcome their problems, including debts, benefits claims and housing.
Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:
“We expect the number of people seeking our help with money problems to increase substantially in the Liskeard area in the next year, so I hope people will take this opportunity to find out what assistance might be available from our expert team.”