This scheme was launched by the Scottish Government on 6th April 2009, in response to the recommendations of the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum. It replaces the previous Warm Deal and the Central Heating Programme to provide a holistic package aimed at helping to increase incomes, reduce fuel bills and improve the energy efficiency of homes. Whilst the scheme is targeted at people likely to be fuel poor, energy advice and benefits/tax credit checks will be available to all.
The package has four stages:
The staff at the Energy Savings Scotland Advice Centres will manage each client, in accordance with agreed Scottish Government qualification definitions, to provide a bespoke, free, impartial, accurate and locally relevant advice on energy efficiency.
The package will be delivered by the Energy Saving Trust, which has been appointed by the Scottish Government.
More details, including the qualifying benefits, can be found on the following website: