by Beatrice Wishart, MSP Shetland.
This information first appeared on Facebook on 12 January 2021.
Citizens Advice Scotland has launched Big Energy Saving Month 2021, running from 11 to 31 January. The campaign aims to help people cut their energy bills and get the financial support they are entitled to. You can read more here: https://www.cas.org.uk/BESM2021
You can get in touch with Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau on 01595 694696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a message with your name and contact details and an advisor will get back to you.
Following a recent meeting to discuss better support for energy customers, SSE also provided me with the following information:
Warm Home Discount
You might be able to get a £140 discount on your electricity with the Warm Home Discount scheme if you’re claiming certain benefits. Customers who are unable to apply online or need additional support, can speak to SSE’s Warm Home Discount team on 0800 300111. You can read more here: https://sse.co.uk/help/accessibility/warm-home-discount
SSE customers can be referred for an Benefit entitlement check. You can get in touch with the Warm Home Discount team on 0800 300111 and they will complete the referral. Read more here: https://www.incomemax.org.uk/services/
Customers can apply here for debt relief or other services: https://fund.lets-talk.online/agent. Anyone needing additional support can contact the SSE Warm Home Discount number 0800 300111.