Q. How is everyone coping with the rise in energy costs this year?
The rise in gas costs are high where we live. I’ve been on radio talking about this 70% rise in gas prices. I’m sitting during the day with no heating on so that I can save money during the day and out it on when the kids come home from school. The electric costs have risen also. These massive rises in gas and electric will force more and more people into immense poverty and I worry about the effects of this on adults and children’s mental health and well being. I feel if there’s a circuit breaker or another lockdown a lot of people including myself will suffer.