Thursday, 2 February 2012

Home Heat Helpline not-for-profit energy advice helpline

I am very much aware of the challenge that many households are facing to keep their homes warm, particularly at this time of year. However, around one in ten households in the UK are eligible for some form of help - many more than most people realise. This may be a special price for their fuel, free insulation or a grant for something like a new boiler.

You may find it useful to contact the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99, which is a free and independent service which you can call to find out if you are eligible for help.

As the country faces a cold snap many Haslingden and Hyndburn constituents may be concerned about staying warm. The Home Heat Helpline campaign is there to advise what help is available.

As you may be aware the Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) is a free, not-for-profit phone line which provides advice to people who are struggling to pay their energy bills and keep warm. Our research has found that one in ten households are entitled to some form of assistance with their fuel bills. That help is worth an average of £250 per household.

Home Heat Helpline: Key Points

The Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) is a free, not-for-profit phone line to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills and keep warm. People can also access the service online by visiting www.homeheathelpline.org.uk

In total 3.5 million, or one in ten, households in the UK are eligible for some form of help. That help is worth an average of £250 for each household.

The Home Heat Helpline's trained advisers provide callers with advice on claiming support such as:

· free or discounted home insulation
· discounts and rebate schemes
· the Priority Service Register, which can provide extra services for people who are elderly or disabled (including bills in large text or Braille, security passwords and an annual gas safety check)
· flexible payment options
· benefits entitlement checks

Help is not just available for the elderly, as many people think, but all sorts of people on low incomes, including:

· families with young children
· people with disabilities
· people with long term health conditions

The Helpline is open 9am-6pm Monday to Friday
You can also access the service online by visiting www.homeheathelpline.org.uk