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Age Scotland has received funding to deliver Warm and Well sessions to member groups in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow until March 2019. Our new Energy Rights Officer, Callum Boath, will be attending groups to give advice on how to stay warm whilst also reducing your fuel bills in the winter months.

There are three problems that can lead to people struggling with their fuel bills: high tariffs, inefficient homes and low incomes. The Warm and Well sessions will be able to help shine some light on these issues and help you make sense of it all. These sessions will cover such topics as:

  • Energy Efficiency tips – There are lots of little changes we can make to save money on our fuel bills.
  • Smart Meters – What are they and how do they work? These will be installed in every home by 2020 and can be great for helping to reduce your fuel bills. We will debunk some myths about and find out what the benefits are. 
  • How to find the best energy tariff – There are more energy suppliers on the market than ever so it’s important to know what to look for, and who to speak to, when getting the best deal. You can save upwards of £200 a year and we’ll help you find out how.
  • The Warm Home Discount – If you are eligible for this it could be £140 off of your electricity bill during the winter months. We’ll help to find out if you or anyone you know may be eligible for it and how it’s claimed. 
  • What you’re entitled to – We’ve all had cold calls from someone offering us a deal too good to be true. We’ll have a look into what we are actually entitled to and who we can chat to for advice.

The sessions normally last around an hour to an hour and a half. However, this is purely dependant on the group and can be tailored to suit their needs. There’s plenty of time for questions during the session and at the end. Those who attend will also be able to take away the Warm and Well booklet with them and, if they want any more information, they’ll be able to contact the Age Scotland Helpline on 0800 12 44 222.

To book a session for your group call 0333 323 2400 or email warmandwell@agescotland.org.uk

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