Help with heating

Dennis Robertson MSP and Christine McGourty from the Home Heat Helpline.
Dennis Robertson MSP and Christine McGourty from the Home Heat Helpline.

New figures reveal that in Aberdeenshire 8,000 homes are entitled to some form of assistance with their fuel bills.

That help is worth an average of £250 per household and a free helpline is available for more information. Lending his support to the campaign, local MSP Dennis Robertson said: “Anyone who is concerned about staying warm should call the Home Heat Helpline and seek advice. I would also ask people to look out for neighbours, friends or relatives who may be in difficulty and make sure that they are aware of the Home Heat Helpline.”

The number for the Home Heat Helpline is 0800 33 66 99 or you can visit www.homeheathelpline.org.uk. It is a free service that provides independent advice to people on low incomes on how to get help with their gas and electricity bills as well as other help such as grants for insulation or a new boiler.