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British Gas Post Office Pop-Up arrives in Preston city center

Preston Post Office, Theater St. Pic: Google

Professor Green is launching the second phase of British Gas Post Office Pop-Ups across the country, including Preston.


The pop-ups will provide people with direct answers to their energy questions and direct them to independent advice available through British Gas Energy Trust and the organizations they fund, including how to access £1,500 grants.

Preston Post Office will host Pop-Ups from Wednesday 16th November to Thursday 17th November and Wednesday 14th December to Thursday 15th December from 12pm to 3pm at Unit 1 Urban Exchange in Theater Street.

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Preston and District Citizens Advice Bureau (Preston) will offer a detailed overview of the support available, refer people to other organizations who may be able to help, check benefit entitlements and provide free tips and advice on ‘energy saving.

New research has shown that despite the wider support available, 7 in 10 people still worry about how they will cope financially with the rising cost of energy – with many households likely to feel even more worried after this week’s announcement.

British Gas Post Office pop-ups are expanded to around 100 events following a successful pilot earlier this year.

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Jessica Taplin, Chief Executive of British Gas Energy Trust, said: “Previous Pop-Ups have been very well received; we know there is a real need for even more support within the community, especially when so many people living in vulnerable communities do not have access to online resources, so these Pop-Ups will be a lifeline for those who are really struggling this winter.

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

Rapper and mental health campaigner Professor Green has pledged his support to help raise awareness and encourage people to access the help they are entitled to. 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.

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Professor Green said: “Times are tough for many at the moment, it’s more important than ever to make sure people know what help is available and where to access it.

“Went to a British Gas Post Office Pop-Up in my home town of Hackney yesterday and spoke to the local community – most of whom had no idea of ​​the advice on money and money. energy offered by the British Gas Energy Trust and their local organisations.

“With over 100 Pop-Ups taking place across the country, I urge people to attend one to get their concerns answered and find out if they are eligible for a grant, which could help alleviate some of their worries and hopefully improve their financial situation.”

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