Help available with TVs for digital switchover

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MANY people could be able to get help preparing their TV for the digital switchover.

The Help Scheme offers everyone aged 75 and over, or eligible disabled, practical help to switch one of their TVs to digital in the run-up to switchover.

The scheme, run by the BBC, asks people to pay £40 towards the standard option of help.

This fee includes easy to use Freeview equipment to convert one set, an approved installer to supply and install the necessary equipment, and a 12-month aftercare service including a free helpline.

To sign up or for more information call the Help Scheme free on 0800 408 7654.