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Healthy start to new Home Energy Scotland partnership

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Home Energy Scotland Strathclyde and Central has launched an exciting new partnership with Healthy Valleys, a community led health initiative that aims to promote positive lifestyles and improve health and wellbeing in rural South Lanarkshire.

Healthy Valleys recognises that health is about more than the physical and mental state of a person, and is affected by wider factors such as housing, environment, social networks and culture.

Staff and volunteers work with communities to address their health needs in a holistic fashion. They endeavour to deliver services that respond to demand and are sustainable over the long term. Well established and trusted locally, Healthy Valleys partners include NHS Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Council.

A ‘green light let’s go’ event held at project headquarters involved the Strathclyde and Central team introducing the range of ways in which Home Energy Scotland can help. Over 30 local people benefited from free, impartial energy advice to help keep warm and well this winter.

Julia Miller, Senior Development Worker said: “The link between cold, damp homes and worry about fuel bills is well known. We are delighted to be working with Home Energy Scotland to provide advice and expertise as we are supporting individuals and families facing increasingly complex challenges at a time in their lives that is already stressful due to health reasons.”