Switchover Help Scheme to launch in Wales

The Digital Switchover Help Scheme will soon be offered to older and disabled people living in Wales.

The Switchover Help Scheme has been set up to help eligible older and disabled people to switch to digital on one of their TV sets.

People are eligible if they are aged 75 or over, are receiving (or could receive) attendance allowance, mobility supplement or disability living allowance, have lived in a care home for six months or more, or if they are registered blind or partially sighted.

This service is free for people who are eligible and also receive pension credit, income support or income based jobseekers allowance.

The Help Scheme has launched a television advertising campaign which started to appear on screens across Wales this weekend. The Help Scheme will also run local and poster advertising and stage information events in the lead up to switchover in Wales, which starts in August 2009.

Cheryl Lockyer, Help Scheme spokesperson in Wales, said: "Digital switchover is coming, and we are here to do everything we can to make sure that no-one eligible will be left behind. We will be writing to everyone eligible explaining exactly what help is available and what needs to be done. The most important thing is not to worry—we will be in touch."

DTG Staff  |  12.01.2009

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