Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan Dorans has welcomed a second injection of cash to keep permanent park home residents warm this winter.

A Warm Home Discount scheme for park home residents has recently received a second injection of cash from energy suppliers E.On Energy and Ovo Energy.

As well as the £150 payment to help with energy bills, a 'Heat the Home' bundle and the opportunity to replace or upgrade an older, inefficient electrical appliance is being offered to permanent park home residents through the Charis Park Home Warm Home Discount scheme.

The company has secured an additional £1.75million of funding to help vulnerable residents protect themselves from the worst of the winter cold.

Mr Dorans said: "These additional funds have come at just the right time for park home residents as winter temperatures continue to drop.

"If you have already been awarded the £150 Warm Home Discount you will automatically receive the Heat the Home bundle. Park home residents who have not yet made an application are encouraged to check their eligibility and take advantage of these extra benefits."

The Heat the Home package includes simple-to-install radiator reflector foil, insulation film and draught excluders for improved warmth retention.

Appliances are available for those who ticked the appliance box on their original application.

Unfortunately, homeowners cannot make a retrospective application for an appliance.

Eligibility benefits apply: applicants need to be living in a park home, and either receive government support or benefits, or have a household income below £18,723.

To apply, visit Charis' dedicated Park Homes Warm Home Discount application page.