The Citizens Advice Money Roadshow is coming to Newquay 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 Cornwall – takes place on Thursday 28 April in Bank Street (outside Poundland) between 10am to 4pm and is open to everyone.

Citizens Advice Cornwall Financial Capability Trainer, Sarah Laidler, said:

“We’ll be offering free and independent advice and information to help people 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.”

In the six months between April and September last year, Citizens Advice helped 211 people in Newquay, one of the highest numbers in Cornwall.

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 Newquay 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.”