Digital TV switchover help is still on offer

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IT IS not too late to get help with this week’s digital switchover.

Viewers in the Scarborough area will have noticed a change in their television services as the two-phase process got underway on Wednesday.

But older and disabled people struggling with switchover in the Oliver’s Mount transmitter area are reminded that they can still get help with switching to digital TV.

The BBC-run Switchover Help Scheme will continue to provide practical support, for those who need it, until Friday, October 21, 2011.

Jeremy Buxton, the scheme’s regional manager, said: “We know that some people only realise at the last minute that they could do with some help – even if up until now they thought that they were going to be okay for switchover. We’re still here to help any eligible older or disabled person make the switch to digital and provide everything they need to convert their TV.”

People are eligible for help if they:

l are aged 75 or over or

l have lived in a care home for six months or more or

l get, or could get, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), or Attendance or Constant Attendance Allowance, or Mobility supplement, or

l are registered blind or partially sighted

If you or someone you know needs help please contact 0800 408 5900 before the end of the scheme.