WORD isspreading across Brent about the TV digital switchover – with a Neasden Temple and MP offering support to vulnerable members
of the community.
Kirit Wadia, a volunteer at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, in Brentfield Road, Neasden, has promised to lend a hand to worshippers by telling them about the help available from the Switchover Help Scheme, run by the BBC.
With less than six weeks to go until the analogue TV signal is turned off on April 4, Mr Wadia is urging others to follow in
his footsteps and tell someone they know
about the scheme.
MrWadia said: “BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is delighted to be working with the BBC to promote London’s digital switchover and in particular the support that’s available through the Help Scheme. We want to encourage everyone to spread
Thescheme is available to everyone who is disabled, aged 75 or over, registered blind or partially sighted, or anyone who has lived in a care home for six months or more.
SarahTeather, Lib Dem MP for Brent Central, is also urging householders to get ready and said: “The switchover to digital television will provide viewers in Brent with access to more channels and a wider selection of programmes. People will also have better pictures and clearer sound.
“I’mpleased that help is being offered to those who need it most. I would encourage people to check what assistance they can get so that everyone has access to the new digital channels.”
To apply or find out more, call the Help Scheme free on 0800 40 87 654 or visit www.helpscheme.co.uk.