A local charity offering disadvantaged families in Linwood vital advice on how to improve fuel efficiency and cut energy bills has been awarded a £45,000 funding boost from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust.

The Linwood Family Support initiative delivered by local organisation Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) will help families access free services and advice on energy efficiency and income management.

To help reach the area’s most vulnerable residents, the project will work closely with partner organisations to refer families who need additional support with income maximisation and fuel debt relief.

Free services on offer for families will include one-to-one consultations, specialised drop-in sessions and tailored workshops for children through KLAS Care, an organisation which supports families living in poverty.

Jen O’Brien, Depute Project Manager at LEAP, said: “Our aim at the Linwood Family Support project is to help improve the quality of life of local families. Funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust will allow us to offer support and help create opportunities to improve the social, physical and economic wellbeing of some of Renfrewshire’s most vulnerable residents.”

Richard Taylor, Secretary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with LEAP on the Linwood Family Support project. The initiative is set to be a valuable source of advice and support to local families. The Energy People Trust is committed to supporting people across the country and we work with some really inspirational projects to make this happen.”

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Thursday, November 30, 2017