Help with heating homes in winter

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Fylde and Wyre elderly and vulnerable residents could be in line for help with heating this winter.

Lancashire County Council is providing half a million pounds to help warm up the county’s coldest homes this winter.

It said last winter, emergency hospital admissions due to respiratory illness rose by 25 per cent.

The £500,000 provided by the county council, called the Affordable Warmth Fund, will help with boiler servicing and repair, alongside fuel debt advice and extra heaters.

County Coun Azhar Ali, said: “If you’re struggling to heat your home and have an underlying health condition, are elderly, or have young children, contact your district council for support.”

For more details about the offers visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/winter.