Fyne Homes tackles fuel poverty on Bute

Karen Hilton from Fyne Homes with Sheila Marshall, one of the housing association's Rothesay tenants and one of the first participants in the Fyne Heat initiative.
Karen Hilton from Fyne Homes with Sheila Marshall, one of the housing association's Rothesay tenants and one of the first participants in the Fyne Heat initiative.

Bute-based housing association Fyne Homes has kicked off a new project aimed at reducing tenants’ energy bills and cutting fuel poverty.

The Fyne Heat initiative - with the backing of £83,306 from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund - is the result of a survey of the association’s tenants which revealed a “quite alarming” level of fuel poverty, and is to be rolled out across its social housing portfolio in Bute, Cowal, mid Argyll and Kintyre.

Karen Hilton from Fyne Homes said: “The tenant survey, which was done as part of our ‘off-gas strategy’, to find out what tenants thought about the various types of heating installed over Fyne Homes stock, highlighted high levels of fuel poverty across all areas, not just in off-gas.”

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