Advice day for people struggling to pay bills

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MANY families are struggling to cope financially in these tough times.

So a group of utility companies have joined up with Citizens’ Advice Bureau for a drop-in day where residents can raise queries and find out about help to pay bills.

The event is being held at the Acorn Centre, Eagle Avenue, Wecock, on Thursday between 10am and 4pm.

Financial advice and arrangements for payment plans will be on offer as well as advice on how to make homes more energy efficient.

The organisations taking part are Portsmouth Water, Southern Water, Southern Electric, British Gas, CAB, Portsmouth City Council, Havant Borough Council, Guinness Hermitage and First Wessex.

It is hoped the day will enable the local residents to address any worries or issues they may have and encourage them to approach their utility suppliers when a problem first arises.

There will be activities for children to give parents the opportunity to seek advice without distractions.