Are You In Debt With Gas or Electricity?

If you’re in debt with your electricity or gas supplier thanks to cold weather and rising energy costs, Loreburn Housing Association and the British Gas Energy Trust may be able to help.

The British Gas Energy Trust, which incorporates the Scottish Gas Energy Trust, is an independent Charitable Trust that contributes to the relief of poverty, with a particular focus on fuel poverty, helping those who are struggling to pay for their energy consumption get back on their feet and remain debt free in the future.

Jo Weir, Housing Manager (East) said: “A recent case we had was a tenant who was struggling to heat his home adequately, as every time he topped up his meter, £5 was taken to help clear an arrear on his account. A referral was passed to the charity Shelter, who submitted a request for help to the British Gas Energy Trust. An award was made of £1,050, which cleared the arrears balance in full. The tenant was absolutely delighted with this outcome.”

If you are struggling with your energy costs and would like to talk to us, please contact your Income Services Officer or one of our Income team on 01387 321300.