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.”

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