Over 20,000 people receive help through Warmer Homes Scotland
Warmer Homes Scotland provides free heating, insulation and more to households that are struggling to stay warm and keep up with energy bills. Over 20k households in Scotland have benefitted from the scheme’s help since it was launched in 2015, each of them saving around £300 on their energy bills per year.
The £224million 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.
Warmworks is the Managing Agent of Warmer Homes Scotland and receives referrals to the scheme from Home Energy Scotland.
With the Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Act 2019 now enshrined in legislation, both the extent of the Scottish Government’s ambitions and the scale of the task ahead are very clear. While the end goal for the eradication of fuel poverty may be some years away, there is no question that the help available under Warmer Homes Scotland will play a key role in helping people become warmer, happier and healthier in their homes.
Ross Armstrong, Warmworks’ Managing Director said:
“It has always been important to Warmworks that the delivery of Warmer Homes Scotland results in real and lasting benefits for vulnerable people and communities across Scotland. I am delighted to have helped over twenty thousand households in Scotland and we hope to build on our success as we continue our efforts to move towards greener, fairer and more affordable ways to heat our homes.”
To find out more about Warmer Homes Scotland, or to make an application, contact us today.