Navigate Somerset has received a grant of £400,000 to help support people in fuel poverty over the next two years.

It comes from the British Gas Energy Trust.

The grant will be used to provide free, confidential advice and support with debt and energy-related issues to . residents of the county.

For the past 20 years, the trust, which is solely funded by British Gas, has provided support to millions wrestling with fuel debts.

The grant is part of Trust Funded Projects Programme - SCARP (Supporting Communities at Risk Programme).

Jessica Taplin, CEO of the Trust, said: "I am thrilled that the Trust can continue this critical support across Britain.

"With this funding commitment of £13m over the next two years an estimated 35,000 people across Britain will have access to these key frontline services in the heart of their community, with 60 per cent of people receiving critical in-depth support they need."

Helen Charlton, chair of the British Gas Energy Trust Board, added: "Our Trust funded projects are a necessity in communities up and down the country, and I have witnessed first-hand the impact of these services, and I know they can have lifechanging effects they can have on people affected by fuel poverty."