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Housing Services

Home Insulation Schemes

Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland

The Comhairle has secured funding from the Scottish Government to deliver the Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS). The HEEPS scheme provides a range of insulation measures to qualifying households, including;

  • Loft Insulation
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation (for solid wall properties)
  • Draughtproofing
  • Underfloor Insulation
  • Room-in-Roof insulation

The HEEPS scheme is delivered throughout the Outer Hebrides by Taigh Blath. Taigh Blath is part of Tighean Innse Gall, the local Housing Agency for the Outer Hebrides. Taigh Blath can be contacted at;

Taigh Blath
16 South Beach Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Tel: 01851 701060

http://www.tighean.co.uk

Affordable Warmth Scheme

The Affordable Warmth Scheme can deliver a range of energy efficiency measures to qualifying households. These measures are installed and paid for by the energy companies. You may qualify for a package of energy efficiency measures if you are a home owner or the tenant of a private landlord and in your household you have persons:

  • in receipt of Child Tax Credit (with a relevant income of less than £15,860)
  • in receipt of State Pension Credit
  • aged 60 years or over and in receipt of Working Tax Credit (with a relevant income of less than £15,860)
or on any of the following benefits –
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • income-based job seeker’s allowance
  • income support
  • working tax credit with a relevant income of £15,860 or less

Further information on the Affordable Warmth Scheme is available from Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282

Energy Assistance Scheme

The Energy Assistance Scheme is available to households who are most vulnerable to fuel poverty.
The measures offered under the Energy Assistance Scheme are available to home owners and tenants of private sector landlords who are not eligible for the Affordable Warmth Scheme. Householders must also be aged 60 or over and have no central heating in their home or live in energy inefficient homes and be in one of these groups:

  • is aged 60 or over and receives a qualifying benefit
  • has a child under 16 and receives a qualifying benefit
  • is pregnant and receives a qualifying benefit.
  • is terminally ill or disabled and receives a qualifying benefit.
  • is in receipt of Carers’ allowance.

Further information on the Energy Assistance Scheme is available from Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282

Home Energy Advice

A number of local organisations provide advice on domestic energy efficiency.

The Energy Advisory Service (TEAS)

TEAS is part of Tighean Innse Gall, the local Housing Agency for the Outer Hebrides. TEAS provide impartial energy efficiency advice to householders to assist in reducing bills and improving the warmth of the property. TEAS also assist householders who are interested in domestic renewables and provide opportunity for training and energy advice through presentations to householders, organisations and community groups.

TEAS can be contacted on:

TEAS
41a Point Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2XF
Tel: 01851 704300

http://www.theenergyadvisoryservice.co.uk

Home Energy Scotland

Home Energy Scotland
Lewis Voluntary Resource Centre
30 Francis St
Stornoway
HS1 2ND
Direct 01851 707 210
Mobile 07554456910
Freephone 0808 808 2282

Other national organisations that provide useful advice on energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty include;

The Energy Savings Trust

Energy Saving Trust Scotland
Second Floor
Ocean Point 1
94 Ocean Drive
Edinburgh
EH6 6JH
Tel: 0808 808 2282

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland

Energy Action Scotland

Energy Action Scotland
Suite 4a
Ingram House
227 Ingram Street
Glasgow
G1 1DA
Tel: 0141 226 3064

http://www.eas.org.uk

Greener Scotland

http://www.greenerscotland.org

 

 

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