Fyne Homes Wins Fuel Poverty Hero Award

Fyne Homes was honoured in the ‘Outstanding Tenant Support’ category at Energy Action Scotland’s annual conference.

Fyne Homes chose to use their share of the profits from Fyne Energy's recently completed windfarm at Glenbarr to support tenants struggling through the cost of living crisis. The Board, Directors and staff were extremely keen to support the suggestion that the funds should assist with tenant hardship, and in a way that directly helped each individual household.  It became apparent during tenant drop-in events offering energy and benefit advice as well as welfare calls to its more vulnerable tenants and day-to-day interactions with staff highlighted that tenants were experiencing increased hardship over the winter period.

Energy Action Scotland’s annual awards are an opportunity to recognise those across Scotland that have made significant impacts in combating fuel poverty. Energy Action Scotland Chief Executive, Frazer Scott, said: “It is a recognition from Fyne Homes just how badly this cost-of-living crisis is hitting their tenants that they chose to use this money in this way.  In our recent research into fuel poverty by area Argyll & Bute registered as 50% of all homes living in fuel poverty well above the average, so this money would have been well received.  It’s the holistic way Fyne Homes offers tenants, spread over a wide geographic area, energy support, as well as the payments that make them worthy of an award,” added Frazer.

Fyne Homes have a dedicated energy advisor providing help to tenants with energy efficieny, dealing with energy suppliers, resolving billing errors and much more. For more information please visit the FyneHEAT pages or contact Karen Hilton on 0345 6077117

Technical Services Director, Janet McAlister and Energy Advisor Karen Hilton,  are pictured receiving the award from Energy Action Scotlands chief executive, Fraser Scott and Energy Minister Gillian Martin MSP.