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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

MP calls out to local residents to prepare for winter

13th December 2013
MP calls out to local residents to prepare for winter

As British households prepare to face the cold winter, new research reveals 10,000 households in Sittingbourne and Sheppey are eligible for assistance from their energy supplier with heating their homes. The findings from Home Heat Helpline show that a total of 3.6 million households across Great Britain qualify for help.

18% of homes in Sittingbourne and Sheppey 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, or any household that lives in one of the most deprived areas in the country.

Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, said:

“Forecasters are predicting a cold winter ahead, and many people who are elderly or on low incomes may not know where to turn for help and advice on keeping their homes warm.”

“The best way for people in Sittingbourne and Sheppey to prepare is to act now, and call the Home Heat Helpline 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.

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