ConorхЪvisited St Helens CAB to meet specialist advisers who help people struggling with energy and other household debts.
During the visit Conor met three advisers who are funded by the British Gas Energy Trust, the advisers give advice and support to people who are having difficulty paying their gas and electricity bills.
The British Gas Energy Trust was founded in 2004 and, as well as funding advisers in community advice centres, it also provides grants to help clear energy and other household bills, or replace essential household items.
British Gas has provided more than хЃ85 million of funding to the trust since 2004, helping 176,000 people with advice and grants.
The British Gas Energy trust advisers have been based in St Helens CAB since 2011. In the last year alone, they have helped local people with хЃ75000 of financial support.
Speaking after his visit, Conor said:
“The partnership between St Helens CAB and the British Gas Energy Trust does excellent work in providing financial assistance to those who are struggling to pay their energy bills.
“Notwithstanding the need for stronger regulation to ensure value for customers and fair prices for energy costs, I welcome the contribution from British Gas to this initiative.
“As ever, Karl and the team at St Helens CAB are doing their best to ensure vulnerable members of our community get the support they need. We are lucky to have them.”
Christine Tate, from British Gas, said:
“The advisers provide a hugely important service, providing face to face support and a range of practical advice. The visit was a great opportunity to show how they support local people in Conor’s constituency.”

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