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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 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 Car Club is now and for a limited period ‘£15 to join’

membership now £15

discounted membership numbers limited

Drop-in Sessions were held every Wednesday evening in May to help engage people who otherwise may note have been able to make it along to the office during normal office hours.  This lead to a few new members signing up as well as people drop-in to ask more information on other aspects of LEAP, such as the recruitment of the new posts.  We realise that this is only a small part of the mix to help increase the number of local members in Lochwinnoch… We also need the support of the new members and people who are interested to help make the car club a success, because without our members non of this is possible….

we are very pleased with the number of local residents who have signed up so far and would urge anybody who is interested to get in touch and take advantage of the £15 membership which is genuinely limited to a maximum number.

We invited people to come along and find out more about how the car club could work for them.  This was promoted through social media, local shops and facilities in the village through posters and chatting with local residents at recent events.  This could have been promoted better, however due to having limited staff team numbers we have had to priorities the urgent and important for the last month or so.