PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson is encouraging people to call a free helpline to find out about the assistance available to heat their homes.

The Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) is a free, impartial and confidential service.

Mr Stephenson said: “Many people don’t realise what support is available.

“Anyone in Pendle who is concerned about staying warm should call the Home Heat Helpline and seek advice.

“I would also ask people to look out for neighbours, friends or relatives who may be in difficulty.”