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.
New EAS Briefing - Affordable Energy for Warm Homes - Key Action Points for the UK Government
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 major 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, the national fuel poverty charity in Scotland, therefore calls for the these actions at a UK level.
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.