Langstane HA awarded £61,000 to tackle fuel poverty this winter
Langstane Housing Association has been awarded £61,000 in funding to assist tenants struggling with spiralling energy costs in Aberdeen.
The funds awarded will be used to uncap gas supplies, clear meters which are currently capped, fund help for tenants who are struggling with utility bills via fuel vouchers and provide advice to tenants. The advice will be delivered in partnership with SCARF, who offer free and impartial energy saving advice to help people lower their fuel bills and carbon emissions.
Judith Sutherland, director of housing said: “We are delighted to have been able to secure £61,000 in funding to help our tenants during the current cost of living crisis.
“We understand the pressure our tenants are under right now and we are delighted to be able to offer practical support during these difficult times.
“We will continue to support our tenants in any way we can as we face soaring energy prices and the cost-of-living crisis.”
The Social Housing Fuel Support Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and managed and administered by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). It aims to provide practical support to social landlords’ tenants in order to help them to manage, or reduce, their fuel costs.