With new research revealing that around 2,600 households in West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine are entitled to help with their energy costs, local MP, Sir Robert Smith is encouraging people to call a free helpline to find out about the assistance available. Nationally, more than one in ten UK households are eligible for help.
The Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) is a free, impartial and confidential service that connects people and families on low incomes and those in poor health with support which is worth an average of £160.
The help available includes grants for insulation, new boilers, discount and rebate schemes.
Sir Robert said: “Energy bills make up a significant proportion of many household budgets and rising bills are a cause for concern for a lot of constituents. However, many people don’t realise that support is available.
“Anyone in West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine who is concerned about staying warm should call the Home Heat Helpline and seek advice.”