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Help available with energy costs, says Aireborough MP
10:00am Friday 7th December 2012 in Local news
Householders in Horsforth, Aireborough and Pudsey are being urged to make sure they don’t miss out on help with energy costs.
The area’s MP, Stuart Andrew, says new research shows around 380 house-holds in his constituency are entitled to help with their bills. He 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.
Mr Andrew said: “Anyone in Pudsey, Horsforth or Aireborough 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.”
Christine McGourty, for the Helpline, is advising people to think about what they can do to reduce their energy consumption.
“As the weather gets colder and households turn on their heating, now is the ideal time to remind people that lots of help is available to keep warm, and that the Home Heat Helpline is there to assist them,” she said.
“We’re urging anyone on a low income, older people, families with young children and those with long-term health conditions to call the Home Heat Helpline to claim the free help they are entitled to in reducing their bills.”
The Home Heat Helpline can be contacted at homeheathelpline.org.uk or on 0800 33 66 99.