Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish Government, to help as many as 28, 000 Scots heat their homes.
Over the next seven years, Warmer Homes Scotland will install measures such as insulation, heating and domestic renewables in households identified as fuel poor.
The Home Energy Scotland campaign has also been launched to encourage Scots to call the hotline 0808 808 2282 and take advantage of the free help to reduce fuel bills. It will provide advice on how to reduce heating bills and which of the energy improvement schemes, they are eligible for.
Ms Sturgeon said: “Warmer Homes Scotland is tailored to give vulnerable households living in fuel poverty access to measures to make their homes more energy efficient. Since 2009, we have allocated over half a billion pounds to make Scotland’s homes more energy efficient”.
Warmer Homes Scotland will be delivered and managed by Warmworks Scotland, a joint venture between the Energy Saving Trust, Everwarm and Changeworks.
For more information about Warmer Homes Scotland, and to check if you qualify, please visit the Home Energy Scotland website http://www.homeenergyscotland.org or contact the helpline on 0808 808 2282.