Help­ing thou­sands stay warm

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 mil­lion from the Scot­tish gov­ern­ment, will help as many as 28,000 Scots heat their homes, as an­nounced by First Min­is­ter Ni­cola Stur­geon.

Over the next seven years, Warmer Homes Scot­land will in­stall mea­sures such as in­su­la­tion, heat­ing and do­mes­tic re­new­ables in house­holds iden­ti­fied as fuel poor.

Peo­ple in ru­ral and is­land ar­eas will be of­fered the same ser­vice as those in eas­ier to reach parts of the coun­try.

The Home Energy Scot­land cam­paign has also been launched to en­cour­age Scots to call the hot­line 0808 808 2282 and take ad­van­tage of the free help to re­duce fuel bills this win­ter.

It will pro­vide ad­vice on how to re­duce heat­ing bills and which of the home energy im­prove­ment schemes, in­clud­ing Warmer Homes Scot­land, they are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for.

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