Council cash boost for older tenants in Glasgow

More than 15,000 older Glaswegians are set to benefit from a £100 winter warmer.

Snow falls in Mosspark, Glasgow

Every city resident aged 80 and over qualifies for the council’s Affordable Warmth Dividend – an annual payment from Glasgow City Council to help households with heating bills.

And, this winter, it will be easier than ever before to get the cash – with the council paying previous recipients automatically.

Letters are currently on their way to thousands of people who have previously received the dividend – or who, from council records, have become eligible for the first time.

Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Susan Aitken, said: “This payment can make a huge difference to help those in our community who are most likely to struggle with fuel poverty.

“Nobody in Glasgow should have to choose between heating and eating.”

Anyone aged 80 or above, or who will turn 80 by 31 March 2018, who has not received a letter by 17 November should contact the council.

Everyone in a household who is over 80 can apply. Residents of care homes and those in hospital can also apply.

For more information, visit www.glasgow.gov.uk/awd or call 0141 287 7961.

The closing date is 31 March, 2018.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017