CITIZENS Advice has seen a huge rise in people in Sefton Central needing advice and support over their energy costs.
MP Bill Esterson is now urging anyone to contact their local Citizens Advice branch if they are also struggling.
He said: “Citizens Advice are such a trusted source of information, they are like an extra emergency service and are ready to help in these tough times.
“You may not think you're entitled to anything but Citizens Advice can give you information about accessing food parcels or applying for one-off payments from the council to help with essentials.
You might be able to get an advance or a loan to pay for electrical items or clothes.
“They can help you liaise with companies you owe money to, or access grants to help pay energy bills.”