Energy Action Scotland delivered a training session last week for local front line staff who work with clients who are at risk of fuel poverty and vulnerable to the health risks of living in a cold home, which is a significant issue in the Western Isles. The session was entitled Stay Warm, Stay Well and had two main aims: 

  • to improve understanding of domestic energy efficiency and the impact of fuel poverty and cold homes on vulnerable, low income households.
  • to raise awareness of schemes, grants and other support mechanisms for energy efficiency improvements, creating an effective means for linking those in need with the help that is available