Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Poll suggests half of Scottish people unaware of Scottish Government grants for heating this winter

New survey reveals Scots worries at affording heating bills this Winter...

"A new survey has found that four in ten (41 per cent) Scots are worried about being able to afford their home heating bills this winter.

And more than half (56 per cent) know someone else that will struggle to do so, such as a grandparent, elderly relative, neighbour or friend.

The results of the survey of 1,045 Scottish people - commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust - coincide with the launch of a Scotland-wide TV advertising campaign for the Energy Assistance Package - a new initiative that will provide real financial and environmental benefits to Scots struggling to heat their homes this winter.

The poll findings reveal that around half of Scottish people (52 per cent) do not know that the Scottish Government offers grants and assistance to help people heat their home."

To read the full story and find out more about Scottish Government grants, click here.

Don't forget to check in on elderly or vulnerable neighbours this winter. It only takes a few moments but can really make a difference. Whilst you're there, why not check their smoke alarms work? They probably can't reach them to test.

photo credit: dmclear

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