Cold weather help for needy

Gainsborough news
Gainsborough news

HELP is at hand for the vulnerable as freezing temperatures hit Gainsborough.

The Government says it is getting ready to trigger the first Cold Weather Payments in England.

Ministers say that the payments of £25 will provide ‘vital reassurance to the most vulnerable households that they can afford to turn up the heating this winter’.

Cold Weather Payments are made for each seven day period of very cold weather - if average temperatures are recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees centigrade or below over seven consecutive days.

For more information or to see if you are eligible you can visit www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment