Working for Warm, Dry Homes
Energy Action Scotland (EAS) campaigns for an end to fuel poverty in Scotland and is the only national charity with this sole remit.
EAS aims to develop and promote effective solutions to the problem of cold, damp and expensive to heat homes.
The website has been designed and developed to allow diverse users the ability to easily source policy, research, press and project materials on the above.
Through the site we will keep you up to date with training, current issues, events and news.
UK General Election 2017 - Special Report on Fuel Poverty
Making sure that households across the UK can afford a decent standard of living must be the key priority for the UK Government and the opposition parties must hold them to account on delivering a range of policies to achieve it.
It is often stated in policy circles that fuel poverty is a matter devolved to each of the UK nations, but it is important to note that energy policy is a matter reserved to the UK Government. Moreover, the main energy efficiency programme delivered via the energy companies is set by the UK Government. In addition, many social security benefits and other initiatives - such as the Warm Home Discount - that provide essential financial support to people on low incomes are reserved to Westminster.
EAS asked the main parties in Scotland who are standing for election to outline their plans for tackling fuel poverty. Their responses form this special report - UK General Election 2017 - Special Report on Fuel Poverty
High amongst the new UK Government’s aims has to be reaching the point where domestic energy is an affordable commodity for all and housing is energy efficient. Living in a warm, dry home is a basic necessity and essential to health and wellbeing.
In the run up to the General Election, EAS therefore calls for the following actions at a UK level - Affordable Energy for Warm Homes - Key Action Points for the UK Government
Warm and Healthy Homes Fund Video
EAS received funding to deliver the Warm and Healthy Homes Fund in Scotland, part of a £26.2 million Health and Innovation Programme, which brought affordable warmth to over 6,000 fuel poor and vulnerable households in Scotland, Wales and England.
EAS worked with THAW in Orkney, TIG in the Western Isles and Glasgow City Council. This is a video of the project in the Western Isles. More information can be seen on the Projects section of the website.