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Don’t be worried this winter

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We have once again teamed up with Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) to support their winter campaign. The campaign is encouraging people to seek free and impartial advice from their network.

“Worried this winter” launches as research from CAS has found that an estimated 2.2 million people in Scotland named energy bills as their biggest financial concern this winter.

Due to the energy and cost of living crisis, this winter will be another difficult one for many Scottish households. The good news is that support is available. There are simple actions you can take at home that will add up.

Harry Mayers, Head of Home Energy Scotland, said, “We know that improving the energy efficiency of our homes can make a big difference to energy bills now and in the future. Through Home Energy Scotland people can access financial support including grants and interest-free loans from the Scottish Government to make their home warmer and more energy efficient.”

Derek Mitchell, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Scotland, said, “Our new campaign says to people it’s okay to be worried this winter, because the Citizens Advice Bureau network is here to help you. Regardless of your background or circumstances, our advice is free, impartial and confidential.”

Ways Home Energy Scotland can help

We provide access to grants and financial support available from the Scottish Government to make homes warmer and more energy efficient, from interest-free loans to Warmer Homes Scotland.

There are options available to make home improvements, cut down your energy use, and help you stay warm this winter. Check out our funding finder to see what’s available in your area.

Since its launch in 2015, the Warmer Homes Scotland programme has helped more than 35,000 households across Scotland to live in warmer, healthier homes which are more affordable to heat. See if you’re eligible and find out how to apply.

Ways the Citizens Advice network can help

You can seek advice from the Citizens Advice network in a variety of ways. Visit www.cas.org.uk/worried where you can choose an option that works for you, such as:

  • Checking online advice pages or interactive self-help tools like moneymap.scot
  • Using specialist services like the Money Talk Team
  • Finding your local Citizens Advice Bureau if you need one-to-one advice.

Get advice you can trust

Improving the energy efficiency of your home can make a big difference to energy bills now and in the future. If you’re finding it difficult to pay your bills while keeping your home warm, get in touch with us. Our expert advisors can help you discover how to stay warm and comfortable and manage your energy use.