Local MP Jo Swinson has urged people to contact the Home Heat Helpline for free help and advice with their energy bills.
Recent research has shown that 7000 eligible households in East Dunbartonshire are missing out on support they are entitled to from the Home Heat Helpline.
Since opening 5 years ago, the scheme has provided advice to help 190,000 people access free energy efficiency measures such as loft insulation and cavity walls, which has been found to help save the typical household around £250 in heating costs.
Commenting, Jo Swinson said:
“Thousands of people in East Dunbartonshire are missing out on free help which could reduce their energy bills. Many elderly and vulnerable people have struggled to keep warm during this bitterly cold winter, so it is vital that local residents take advantage of all the assistance that is available.
“The Home Heat Helpline can provide help and advice on how to keep your bills as low as possible – call for free on 0800 336699.”
The Home Heat Helpline is a free, not for profit phone line set up by Britain’s energy companies to help customers struggling to pay their energy bills and keep warm. Contact the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 or visit the websitewww.homeheathelpline.org.uk