West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is urging residents to check whether they are eligible for assistance from their energy supplier.
Findings from the Home Heat Helpline show that a total of 3.6 million households across Great Britain qualify for help, including 14 per cent of homes in West Lancashire.
Households that qualify include low income pensioners, disadvantaged families with children or those with a disability, or any household that lives in one of the most deprived areas in the country.
Ms Cooper said: “Forecasters are predicting a cold winter ahead, and many people who are elderly or on low incomes may not know where to turn for help and advice on keeping their homes warm.
“The best way for people in West Lancashire to prepare is to act now, and call the Home Heat Helpline to see if they’re eligible for assistance.”
Call the hotline on 0800 33 66 99.