001 Fuel Poverty

SNP MSP for Falkirk East, Angus MacDonald, has signed up to tackle fuel poverty in his constituency, by teaming up with Home Energy Scotland to help residents struggling to heat their homes.

The Scottish Government’s fuel poverty alleviation scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland, is designed to help vulnerable people make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving measures.

Since Warmer Homes Scotland was launched (figures up to 31 July 2016) 8 out of 10 who have qualified have received completely free energy efficiency measures. Most have received measures valued at over £4,000. The most common measures installed are a new gas boiler (to make creating heat more efficient) and/or insulation (to keep the heat in better).

Commenting on the scheme, Angus MacDonald MSP, Falkirk East, said:

“The Warmer Homes Scheme is a great initiative from the Scottish Government which has helped vulnerable people heat their homes, and ensure their homes are more energy efficient. People who qualify for the scheme find that they can receive help of over £4000 to make sure their homes are more comfortable to live in.

“Any of my constituents who are in difficulty in heating their homes can now come to my office, and we will make the referral. I would encourage anyone in need of this help to drop in and my team and I will make sure that Home Energy Scotland has the information needed to start the process of helping constituents stay warm.”

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