Energy advice

Between 2010 and the end of 2013, energy prices rose eight times faster than average earnings. Fuel poverty is a huge number of people turning to emergency food aid provision are facing the ‘heat or eat’ dilemma.

Energy Saving Trust Scotland gives advice about heating and insulating your home, saving energy and cutting costs. They can also carry out a Home Energy Check. Telephone: 0800 512 012 (freephone).

The Home Heat Helpline is a service for vulnerable customers struggling to pay their bills. It is funded by the energy suppliers, and provides information on grants, payment schemes and benefits that may be available as well as basic advice about energy efficiency.

Telephone: 0800 336699 (freephone), Website: Home Heat Helpline

Information from Citizens Advice extra help on energy for people who are vulnerable or on a low income: Citizens Advice Bureau Adviceguide