Can You Lend A Helping Hand?
19th July 2011
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TV is switching to digital all over the UK and the traditional TV signal will begin to be switched off for those in the Market Harborough area on 17th August. If you don’t have digital TV by the time of switchover, you will lose your TV channels. Most people are ready for switchover, but there may be people you know that need help to make the switch.

The Switchover Help Scheme has launched a ‘Helping Hand’ campaign to make sure every eligible older and disabled person in the area knows about the help they can get from the BBC-run Help Scheme to convert one of their TV sets to digital.

Eligible people have been posted a Help Scheme information pack explaining the offer and will also receive a follow up reminder letter. The Helping Hand campaign urges everyone who has already switched to digital to reach out to those older and disabled people they know who may still need help.

Do you have family or friends or know of someone in your local community who may need help to switchover? To ensure that no-one is left behind, lend them a helping hand by passing this information to them or help them to get in touch with the Help Scheme. You may be the one person they trust to give them good advice.

People are eligible for the Help Scheme if they are:
- Aged 75 or over, or
- Have lived in a care home for six months or more, or
- Get (or could get):
o Disability Living Allowance (DLA), or
o Attendance or Constant Attendance Allowance, or
o Mobility supplement, or
- Are registered blind or partially sighted

The Switchover Help Scheme has helped hundreds of thousands of people to switch to digital.

For more information, call 0800 40 85 900 or visit For general information and guidance on switchover please visit

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