£10k to tackle fuel poverty


28th April 2017

Hillcrest Housing Association has been awarded £10,000 by Energy Action Scotland to set up a scheme to help people who are in fuel poverty.

The Hillcrest Energy Advice Team (HEAT) will use the funds to supply targeted relief to 300 households across Dundee and the other areas Hillcrest operates in.

Hillcrest energy advice officer, Euan Hird said: “HEAT already supports over 600 people each year and this money will allow us to help even more people in need.

“We believe no one should have to choose between heating and eating and we will use this funding to support individuals and families who are identified as being in crisis.” 

HEAT has been in operation since 2013 and in that time they have helped households to manage their energy bills, use energy more efficiently and to overcome fuel poverty.

According to the Scottish Government’s latest Scottish House Condition Survey, 748,000 households are in fuel poverty across Scotland.

Hillcrest Homes

Hillcrest Housing Association was established in 1967 and is one of Scotland’s largest Housing Associations. They provide housing and support in Dundee, Edinburgh, Angus, Perthshire and Fife, with over 5500 good quality, well maintained homes at affordable rents. In each area of operation there are local offices with housing advice teams who can provide an immediate response to the customers.

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