Fears that homes are missing out on heating payments

SOME of the poorest households in Boston could be missing out on grants to pay for improvements to the heating and insulation in their home – which could cut their energy bills by £650 per year.

Boston Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is worried people are struggling unnecessarily because they are not getting all of the help available to them.

Bureau manager Stuart Hellon said: “Many people are finding their budgets are stretched to breaking point, but there is financial help out there which can really help to cut costs.”

A Government grant scheme called Warm Front is available to help the poorest households in England to make their homes warmer and cut their energy bills.

People on certain income-related benefits and living in homes that are poorly insulated or do not have a working central heating system are eligible.

“Boston CAB can help people find out if they are entitled to these grants and explain how to apply for them,” said Mr Hellon.

He added: “We are urging people to put in a claim now before the funding for this year ends on March 31.”