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FAMILY PROJECT SETS OUT TO SUPPORT CHILDREN ACROSS FIFE

Fife housing organisation, Kingdom Housing Association, continues its commitment to supporting families with its latest initiative, Families Out of Debt.The project aims to reach an estimated 500 families across the region thanks to a £46,195 funding boost from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust.

The Families Out of Debt project helps families with young children across Fife, including Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly, Leven and Dunfermline. It enables them to access affordable warmth through a programme of energy advice and financial guidance. The project’s main goal is to ensure children from Fife have the best start in life by helping their families stay warm and spend a lower proportion of their income on energy bills.

Representatives from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust met with the project on Wednesday 28 September to see first-hand some of the incredible work the project carries out within the Fife community and meet some of its beneficiaries.

Norah Smith, Director of Housing and Care at Kingdom Housing Association, said, “Support from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust enables us to provide direct support to families most in need across Fife. Our specialist advisors give families tailored energy efficiency advice and ensure they have access to benefits and income maximisation support. The Families Out of Debt project helps families with young children to reduce their fuel bills, manage budgets and keep their homes affordably warm.”

Ann Loughrey, Company Secretary and Trustee, ScottishPower Energy People Trust, said: “The Trust is pleased to be working with Kingdom Housing to help the team there deliver a really beneficial project that helps some of the most vulnerable families across Fife. It is always great to meet with staff, volunteers and project users to see first-hand the impact a project is having within the local community.”

Wednesday, October 05, 2016