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Glasgow Home Energy Advice Team (G-HEAT)

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G-HEAT has been established to provide independent advice on energy related issues to householders on a face to face basis, in their homes, and assist in Glasgow City Council's strategic aim of eliminating Fuel Poverty.

Fuel Poverty exists where a householder has to pay more than 10% of their disposable income on energy for the home.  Energy prices have increased dramatically over the past five years and it is estimated that over 100,000 households in Glasgow currently have to pay more than 10% of their net income to keep their homes warm, with around 35,000 households paying more than 20%.

The provision of independent advice on energy related issues to householders on a face to face basis, in their homes, is one way in which Fuel Poverty can be mitigated or reduced.  Our aim is to deliver this service to householders in the city regardless of whether they are tenants or owner occupiers.  The service will have a particular emphasis on assisting those who may be in Fuel Poverty and are having difficulty in keeping their home warm at an affordable cost.

G-HEAT has been developed through a Partnership arrangement between:

  • Glasgow City Council
  • The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations
  • Glasgow Advice and Information Network (GAIN) and
  • The Wise Group

They will be responsible for delivering the service.

Our objective is to both help house holders reduce their fuel bills and to help them make more effective use of money they spend on fuel.

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