SEVERAL services will be offered at libraries across the borough to help with the rising costs of bills.

The cost of living crisis has brought added pressure to struggling households with many seeking to find solutions.

At the current rate of the economy, energy bills are predicted to rise more than 65 per cent in October, possibly bringing the average household annual energy bill up to £3,000 or more.

Due to the concerning increase, St Helens Borough Council have announced that services to help deal with the growing costs will be held at libraries from next month.

Councillor Jeanie Bell, St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “The cost of living crisis is pushing many thousands of households to the breaking point, and not just those on the lowest incomes, so it’s vital that residents can get the guidance they need.

“We hope to have a range of services at each event, so please come along and see what support is available.”

Here are the upcoming events that will take place at libraries across the borough:

Friday 12th August - Chester Lane Library, 10.30am - 1.00pm

Monday 15th August - Moss Bank Library, 10.30am - 1.00pm

Tuesday 20th September - Parr Library, 10.30am - 1.00pm

Thursday 22nd September - Newton Library, 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Monday 24th October - St Helens Library, 10.30am - 1.00pm

Tuesday 25th October - Thatto Heath Library, 10.30am - 1.00pm