The Rainy Day Trust (RDT) has announced a new emergency winter fuel payment of £50.00 towards heating costs, because of the UK's current bout of cold weather.

Bryan Clover, chief executive officer of the RDT, said: "If you know of someone from the home improvement industry who is struggling financially, then please point them to this new emergency payment. It is a one-page form to complete and submit, and we will turn around applications very quickly. To qualify they must have worked in our industries for three years, earn less than £16,000 a year and have low savings. All applications are completely confidential."

More details are available from You can download the form from RDT’s Facebook page at