THOUSANDS of Barnsley households are eligible for help with their fuel bills, an MP has claimed.

Michael Dugher MP says 14,000 households are entitled to help with their energy costs and could be eligible for grants for insulation, new boilers, discount and rebate schemes.

Michael says the Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) can offer advice on what's available.

He added: "Many people don’t realise what support is available.

"As the weather gets colder and households turn on their heating, now is the ideal time to remind people that lots of help is available to keep warm."