Help at hand over benefits

AN energy advice scheme is urging people in Northumberland to check up on their benefit rights.

Northumberland Warm Zone is offering a benefit checking service over fears that millions of pounds is not being claimed. Staff have been trained to carry out the checks and all of the work is free and confidential.

The organisation already has an impressive track record in helping clients, with people in some cases receiving more than £10,000 a year in new or additional benefits as a result of its support.

Network Manager Dave Stephens said: “Our benefits staff are always available to help anyone who may think they need some quality advice.”

To speak to a benefits adviser, call 01670 356624.