Perth & Kinross Council to host fuel poverty awareness sessions
Community groups and frontline staff who work with the public in Perth and Kinross are invited to attend free events that raise awareness of fuel poverty and how it can be tackled.
The sessions run by Perth and Kinross Council and Scarf will also provide information on the Home Energy Advice Team (HEAT) service which is available to households within the Perth and Kinross area.
HEAT offers free and impartial advice either over the telephone or through home visits to homeowners, local authority tenants, housing association tenants and private rented tenants.
The in-depth home visits can help householders reduce their energy use, find the best supplier and tariff to suit their needs, and help them make the switch. Advisors from HEAT also offer an advocacy service to help those in fuel debt.
The events are useful for staff working in the public, private and voluntary sectors in Perth and Kinross as well as people from community groups who have contact with the general public.
The regular sessions, which will run until February 2020, last one hour and take place at Pullar House in Perth. They are free to attend, but spaces are limited.