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FUEL PROJECT HELPING FAMILIES IN SWALE MAKE GOOD CHOICES ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Funding provided by the ScottishPower Energy People Trust

Hundreds of families with preschool children in Swale will learn how to make their homes more energy efficient thanks to the Seashells Children and Families centre and funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust.

The project has benefitted from £50,000 of funding from the Trust and will help over 800 families in the area.

The recently launched project has employed a specialist Family Finance worker to work with families in the area to make sure they are getting the advice and help they deserve. The project will provide families with pre-school children energy efficiency packs filled with helpful advice and top tips on how to make their homes more energy efficient and save money.

The Family Finance worker is also providing one to one money and benefits advice service to ensure parents are accessing the support they are entitled to. This includes making sure families are receiving basic money management advice to help them manage their household budgets.

Ann Loughrey Company Secretary and Trustee of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust said,

‘The Family Fuel Project is a really worthwhile project with families at its heart. I’m sure that it will provide an extremely positive community service equipping families in the area with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in making their homes more energy efficient.’

Jim Duncan, CEO of the Seashells Children and Families Centre said: ‘Thanks to the funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, we can provide a vital lifeline service to hundreds of families in the area by offering them the advice and support they need to make their lives a little more manageable.’

Tuesday, April 02, 2013