A scheme designed to help vulnerable homeowners in Dumfries and Galloway tackle price rises from energy suppliers has celebrated the end of a second successful year.
The Empowering People Project was set up two years ago using £50,000 from the Scottish Power Energy People Trust and has helped homeowners save nearly £20,000 in energy bills during that time through Independent Living Support (ILS).
An open day was recently held by the organisation to celebrate the second year and prepare for the various initiatives that will operate through the winter.
Ann Loughrey, Scottish Power's head of corporate social responsibility and the Scottish Power Energy People Trust's company secretary, said: "Even through it's only September, we are already starting to think about the cold months ahead, so this is an important time for ILS as colder weather means people need to spend more on heating."
A range of government grants are available to help vulnerable households install energy-efficient measures, while they could also compare energy prices from alternative suppliers.
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