Category Archives: Fuel Poverty

LEAP Linwood Family Support Project

LEAP Linwood Family Support Project offers free practical assistance focused on Linwood and Johnstone residents who are struggling with fuel bills and comfort at home.

Supported through Scottish Power Energy People Trust, the programme aims to reach a minimum of 80 households in partnership with KLAS Care CiC.

If you or anyone in your family is struggling with fuel bills, health conditions, or living in cold, damp, or draughty homes  LEAP’s Energy team will carry out practical actions to help to improve your home’s warmth and comfort and save money in the long term.

The types of FREE practical energy efficiency actions LEAP can provide may include fitting draught strips, letterbox/ keyhole seals, chimney balloons, minor repairs (structural draught proofing), pipe lagging, tank jackets, window seals, secondary glazing, loft insulation including coombed ceilings or tricky areas, loft hatches, and introducing the use of low energy/LED light bulbs, power down plugs, energy monitors and radiator panels to reduce the energy used for heating and lighting in the home. 

If you think you or someone you know could benefit from this programme, please contact LEAP in confidence by email to ruth@myleapproject.org via our website contact form or call us on 01505 612 034.

LEAP will consider and support everyone who gets in touch and if you are ineligible for this specific programme LEAP can provide other help, advice or referrals.

LEAP receives Community Energy Action Award!

LEAP are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as one of only 6 projects across Scotland for Energy Action Scotland Community Energy Action Award!

The award recognises not-for-profit organisations who work with communities in Scotland to reduce fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency and make homes more affordable to keep warm. LEAP were selected to receive this independent award from a Scotland-wide pool including community groups, charities and other third sector organisations, local authorities, health agencies and other public and statutory organisations.

LEAP will represent our community through the delegate place awarded at the EAS Annual Conference 3-4 November 2016 and we will use the £1,500 monetary award to support vulnerable and at risk local households through activities targeting household affordable energy and energy efficiency and to highlight the issue of fuel poverty in our rural village communities.