Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is today highlighting the availability of free financial help and advice from independent charity, The Scottish Gas Energy Trust (SGET) as well as Scottish Gas and StepChange Debt Charity.
SGET provides grants to help pay off gas and electricity debts and to purchase energy efficient white goods such as washing machines and fridge/freezers.
The Trust contributes to the relief of poverty, with a particular focus on fuel poverty, helping those who are struggling to pay for their consumption of gas and electricity get back on their feet and remain debt free going forward.
Commenting, Angela said:
“January and February are a tough time for many people.
“I know from engaging with my constituents that the cost of energy and other essential household services is a major concern for people across Lanark and Hamilton East.
“If you are struggling financially and worrying about your energy bills, I’d strongly encourage you to get in touch with the Scottish Gas Energy Trust.
“Importantly, you don’t have to be a Scottish Gas customer to use this helpline and the assistance is completely free.”
Imelda Redmond CBE, Chair of Trustees at the Trust, added:
“Keeping on top of winter bills and managing debt is very important, which is why we urge anyone in difficulty to contact us as soon as possible.
“The Trust is committed to helping as many people as possible whether through direct financial assistance, help with the purchase of appliances or through the many voluntary organisations we fund to provide money and energy debt advice.”