Everyone should have a warm home. But in a time of rising utility costs that can be expensive.
The Scottish Government offers several ways to help, both by offering assistance to those on low incomes and by helping make your home more energy-efficient, so it costs less to heat. This also means fewer emissions into the environment.
The Scottish Government Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland provides support to those most vulnerable to fuel poverty.
Our Home Energy Scotland hotline offers free expert energy advice for everyone, as well as benefits and tax credit checks and energy efficiency measures.
From summer 2013 the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland - Area Based Schemes, which runs in local authority areas, may entitle you to energy efficiency measures, making your home warmer and cheaper to heat.
Registered social landlords may be able to benefit from the Warm Homes Fund by increasing their ownership of renewable energy projects in order to generate a new source of income. This could then be used to fund energy efficiency measures in their housing stock, so helping individual households tackle fuel poverty.