Government grants for for flood-hit homes

Homes and businesses that have been flooded in the last four months could be eligible for a government backed grant of up to £5,000.

Wychavon District Council in Worcestershire says the purpose of the grants is to help protect buildings from flooding.

To be eligible, the living areas or business areas of a property must have been flooded. The grant can be spent on things like flood gates, air brick covers or moving sockets higher up.