Affordable Warmth Highland
Our new Tenancy Sustainment Team has successfully applied for further funding to support tenants to avoid fuel poverty.
A two-year collaboration between Albyn Housing Society (Lead Partner), Cairn Housing Association, Changeworks and Home Energy Scotland to empower tenants to affordably meet their energy needs.
In addition to the support that has been provided to tenants in the form of cash payments, energy saving products and home furnishings, this latest funding will allow Albyn to take that support a step further with preventative advice and education on how to make the most of their heating and the fuel type that they use.
The funding will employ 2.3 full time equivalent energy advisors dedicated to Albyn and Cairn tenants with 3 areas of focus.
1. 1:1 energy advice and advocacy to tenants in or at risk of fuel poverty.
2. Support tenants with operating Air Source Heat Pumps.
3. Provide new tenants with preventative support to avoid fuel poverty.
Tenants will be referred by housing officers, but they can access the advice without going through their landlord. Support will be provided over the phone or by home visit if necessary.
We will provide more information to tenants on how to access this service over the coming months but as always, our Tenancy Sustainment team are on hand to listen, offer support, advice and signposting for any challenges you
are currently, or likely to face that would impact your ability to sustain your tenancy.