West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is urging residents in West Lancashire to access the Home Heat Helpline.
New research from Home Heat Helpline shows 600 West Lancashire households are eligible for help to keep their home warm this winter.
The research found that 14% of households in West Lancashire are eligible for help from energy companies this winter. As a result, Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) is encouraging people to find out what they could be entitled to.
Homes that may qualify include all those living in certain deprived areas as well as low income pensioners, disadvantaged families with children or those with a disability that live in a rural area.
Rosie Cooper MP:
“Many people may not know where to turn for free advice on keeping their homes warm. One of the best ways for people in West Lancashire to stay warm this winter is to act now, and call the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 to see if they’re eligible for help.”
Lawrence Slade, Chief Operating Officer, Home Heat Helpline:
“The research speaks for itself -; an astounding 3.2 million households in Britain are entitled to home heating help. As we’re now in winter, we are urging people to make a free, confidential call to the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99.”
Last year, 98 per cent of eligible households may have missed out on free advice and support because they did not call the independent Helpline.
The British Energy Aid Report, carried out by the New Policy Institute on behalf of Home Heat Helpline, showed that one in eight homes across Great Britain is entitled to relief -; a total of 3.2 million households.