Bruce: heating help available for those in need

WITH new research revealing that around 2,600 households in Gordon are entitled to help with their energy costs, Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce 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 Malcolm 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 Gordon 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 service is also available online by visiting