MP JOHN Healey has helped to launch an initiative aimed at keeping people in the Dearne Valley warmer this winter.
Goldthorpe's Salvation Army is running its Winter Warmers project, which will give out donations to people in fuel poverty.
Hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and re-fillable flasks will be available throughout the winter, alongside the regular food bank and help and advice on offer.
Heaters will also be handed out on loan.
Alison Sykes, from the Salvation Army, said: “We definitely see an uplift in people needing help during winter.
“We’re here to support families - whatever they need. People can just turn up and ask for help.”
Mr Healey said: “Alison and the Salvation Army volunteers are doing an incredible job in supporting people in Goldthorpe and the Dearne who are most in need of help.
“Unfortunately, the colder months bring bigger bills and even more challenges for families struggling to get by.
“I would encourage anyone needing help to call in to the Salvation Army. They can be sure of a friendly face and a warm welcome.”