Help others switch over

Residents in the Belper area are being urged to make sure older and disabled members of their community are prepared for the digital switchover next month.

With only five weeks to go to switchover, Help Scheme is urging people in Belper to help by thinking of someone they know who might need help switching to digital.

The appeal comes as part of the scheme’s 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.

The Waltham transmitter, which serves Belper, will begin to switch to digital on Wednesday, August 17.

Call the scheme, free, on 0800 40 85 900 for more information.