British Gas and Post Office are hosting a pop-up in Hackney to answer people's energy questions and to direct them to independent advice regarding their energy bills.

A pop-up took place yesterday (October 17) and there is another today (October 18) from 12pm to 3pm at Dalston Post Office.

They are part of a national project to support communities nationwide during the energy crisis, in collaboration with rapper and mental health campaigner Professor Green.

"Times are tough for so many at the moment", Professor Green said. "It's more important than ever to make sure people know what help's available and where to access it.

"With over 100 pop-ups happening across the country, I'd urge people to attend one to get answers to their concerns and find out if they're eligible for a grant, which could help alleviate some of their worries and hopefully improve their financial situation."

At the pop-ups, money and energy advisers from Zinthiya (October 17) and London A+E (October 18), funded by British Gas Energy Trust, are providing free, independent advice for anyone seeking help.

This includes checking benefits entitlements, providing energy-saving tips and giving advice on how to access grants of up to £1,500.

Jessica Taplin, British Gas Energy Trust chief executive, said: "We know there's a real need for even more in-community support, especially when so many people living in vulnerable communities don't have access to online resources.

"As always, our mission is to help alleviate the detrimental impact of poverty and, by working closely with local organisations, we are able to provide much needed financial and practical support to vulnerable members of the community, whether you're a British Gas customer or not."

Nick Read, Post Office chief executive, added: "Post offices are at the heart of every community. Millions of people visit our branches each week to pay bills or top up their gas and electricity meters.

"Postmasters tell us that there are people really struggling to pay their bills and they're seeing customers come through their door for the first time asking what support is available.

"So, we're proud to be partnering with British Gas on such an important initiative to host around 40 pop-ups before the end of the year where people can come in and speak to a real human being for energy and debt advice."

Dalston Post Office is located on Kingsland High Street.