Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has urged residents to stay warm this winter as it has emerged that 5,000 households locally are eligible for assistance from their energy supplier with heating their homes.
8% of homes in Loughborough are entitled to relief from energy companies this year. Households that qualify include low income pensioners, disadvantaged families with children or those with a disability.
The British Energy Aid Report, carried out by the New Policy Institute on behalf of Home Heat Helpline, has also analysed the number of households eligible for assistance across each country, major city and local authority in Great Britain.
“When constituents get in touch with me about this they are often surprised to learn that they may be eligible for free help to keep warm.
“ I would urge those residents worried about the costs of heating to phone the Home Heat Helpline free on 0800 33 66 99 to see if they’re eligible for assistance.”
Vulnerable households are urged to call the confidential, free Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 to find out if they qualify, and to ascertain the type of support they may be able to receive to keep their homes warm. The helpline offers impartial advice to vulnerable people who are worried about their energy bills and staying warm during the winter.
Last winter the Home Heat Helpline assisted over 42,000 people across Britain with approximately £250 energy savings per household.