The Lochalsh & Skye Energy Advice Service was established by Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association in July 2010 in recognition of the number of people in the area who have difficulty keeping their homes warm and paying their energy bills. They are seeking funding to enable them to continue their service for a further year. A unique service in Scotland, they provide assistance not just to Housing Association tenants, but to the whole community. Their approach to tackling fuel poverty is based on providing an in-home energy advice and advocacy service. Their approach is holistic, always looking equally at five core factors - insulation, draughts, heating system, household behaviour and tariff - before making any assumptions or giving advice. Thus they are able to provide evidence-based, bespoke solutions for the individual household.
Expected Number of Individuals : 1000
Expected Number of Households : 400
Trustees Meetings : 12/06/2012
Funding Amount Approved : 50000