FUEL POVERTY IS A HARSH REALITY FOR FAMILIES

Warmer Homes scheme saves energy consumers £300 a year, says Baillie

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Jackie Baillie MSP

By Democrat reporter

Local MSP Jackie Baillie has welcomed the impact of Warmer Homes Scotland on fuel poor households in her constituency.

Over 150 households in Dumbarton, the Vale of Leven and Helensburgh have benefited from the scheme’s help since it was launched in 2015, each of them saving over £300 on their energy bill per year.

The £224 million Warmer Homes Scotland scheme provides a step-by-step service to help make homes warmer and more comfortable.

Assistance can include installing new and efficient boilers, fitting new radiators, insulating lofts or even working with partners to install gas mains to make heating homes in hard to reach areas more affordable.

All work is carried out by registered and accredited local sub-contractors, who work to rigorous quality standards across the country.

Jackie Baillie said:  “I welcome the impact that Warmer Homes Scotland has made in my constituency. For too many families, living in fuel poverty is a harsh reality and it is great to know that they are now living in warmer, cosier homes with greatly reduced fuel bills.

“I would encourage others to check if they are eligible to receive help under the scheme, as improvements could make a significant difference this winter and for years to come.

“Tackling fuel poverty has been a priority for successive Scottish Governments, and while this scheme is welcome, there is still so much more to be done.”

Ross Armstrong, Warmworks’ Managing Director, said:  “The most valuable difference that Warmer Homes Scotland can make is to give people the comfort and peace of mind that they can afford to stay warm in their own home. We are delighted to have helped over 150 households in Jackie Baillie’s constituency and we hope to build on our efforts in the years to come.”

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