in the Burnham area could qualify for help with energy bills
in the Burnham-On-Sea area could be eligible for financial help
with paying their heating bills this winter, the town's MP has
said this week.
MP Tessa Munt heard that nine per cent of homes in the Wells constituency
are entitled to relief from energy companies when she made a visit
to the group that runs the Home Heat Helpline, which advises people
worried about paying their energy bills.
4,000 households in our part of Somerset are eligible for assistance
from their energy supplier with heating their homes.
include low income pensioners, disadvantaged families with children
in deprived areas, and those with a disability.
said: "With a cold winter ahead, many people who are elderly
or on low incomes may not know where to turn for help and advice
on keeping their homes warm."
best way for local people to prepare is to act now, and call the
Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 to see if theyre eligible
Knight, Chief Executive, Energy UK adds: "We need to look
at ways to improve efficiency to keep homes warmer and energy
bills lower. A free, confidential call to the Home Heat Helpline
on 0800 33 66 99 can be made in minutes and can save up to £300
includes insulation and boilers, with many elderly and low income
families qualifying for the £135 Warm Home Discount on energy
bills. Last winter the Home Heat Helpline assisted over 42,000
people across Britain with approximately £250 energy savings