Get help with energy bills

Posted by: Sharon MacPherson on June 23 2021 | Tagged:

For winter 2021 to 2022 you could get £140 off your electricity bill under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

This one-off discount will be given on your electricity bill between October and March. You could get this discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity.

This year the scheme opens on 18 October.

Scotcash works in partnership with Home Energy Scotland to support households that struggle with their energy bills.

Home Energy Scotland is a Scottish Government-funded service, which offers impartial and expert advisory services, free of cost. Over the years they have helped Scotcash customers adopt strategies to reduce electricity consumption at home and saved them thousands of pounds.

A large portion of your household’s income might end up being spent on energy bills, more so if you need to heat your room longer and to a higher temperature (due to lack of mobility or ill health). Below are some of the services through which Home Energy Scotland can help you effectively cut down the cost of heating at home:

Access to funding for home energy improvements -
HEC can assess and provide you with free or subsidised energy-saving home improvements.

Energy Carer Visits -
HEC can arrange home visits by advisors to guide you through local and national schemes for help with energy debt and to apply for funding to either remove debt or set up an affordable payment plan.

Income maximisation -
HEC can ensure that you are on the cheapest tariff available and assess if you are eligible for the Warm Homes Discount.

Specialist advice for homeowners-
If you are thinking about using renewable sources of energy or improving homes with solid walls, HEC can provide you with specialist support and advice. This service can also help private landlords identify ways to improve the homes they let.

Green Homes Network-
You can visit or speak to a homeowner in Scotland who has improved their homes and are happy to share their experience with you.

Sustainable transport advice-
Find out more about electric vehicles and how to choose the most efficient cars from the first-hand experience of a network of electric vehicle owners. HEC also has a bank of EBikes you can trial and access funding towards to own your own.

Speak to a Scotcash member of staff today to get free help and advice from Home Energy Scotland.