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Over 60s can get help with fuel poverty

Dorset residents over 60 who are struggling to afford to heat their home can apply for help from Dorset Community Foundation. Individual grants of up to £200 are available for everything from fuel bills and hot water bottles to boiler repairs.

People over 50 and struggling with heating costs may also be able to get help if they have significant health conditions, are on the highest level of benefits and have little current chance of improving their circumstances.

For help visit, ring 01202 670815 or ask at your local Citizens Advice Bureau.