People who are struggling with soaring fuel bills and the mounting cost-of-living crisis have been invited to see a money skills adviser, with a prize on offer.

The advisor, from Hoot Credit, will be at Bolton Central Library next week and will be giving out tips on how to manage money and avoid scams.

The event will be open as a drop-in for all comers.

A statement from Bolton Library and Museum Services said: “With fuel bills going up, why not come along to Bolton Central library and speak to a Money Skills advisor to see how you could save energy and money.

“Hoot Credit will be advising on how to avoid scams and managing your money.

“Speak to an advisor for a chance to win a slow cooker.”

The event will be held on Tuesday May 31 between 11am and 2pm, with the adviser from Hoot Credit to be attending from 1pm onwards.

This comes as concerns continue to grow about how people are expected to cope with increasing food prices, rising fuel costs and further pressure on wages and earnings.

This week, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced payments of £400 to households across the UK, following on from a council tax rebate of £150.