Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) held a successful energy efficiency awareness event in Wigtown recently.
The event – which took place in partnership with several support agencies – saw many people receive tips and advice on how best to save money and energy around their home.
DGHP tenants and housing applicants came from Stranraer, the Machars and as far away as Ayrshire to the event. Many said the day was the “ideal opportunity to learn more about how to save money in their home.”
With more and more people struggling to pay their heating and energy bills, DGHP organised the event to provide people with real, tangible advice and tips when it came to saving money.
One woman who attended the event, Mrs Harwood, said: “It was really good to be able to come and speak to everyone involved, under the one roof. Everyone helped me so much and I got some really good advice about how to save at home – things that I can really go and do right now.”
Agencies at the event in the County Buildings in Wigtown, included Home Energy Scotland, Independent Living Support (ILS), British Gas, the Scottish Welfare Fund and DGHP’s own heating advisors.
People attending spoke to DGHP and others about various matters, including housing applications, available properties to-let, heating systems and energy advice.
During the day one visitor even managed to save around £150 on her annual heating bills through doing some checks.
DGHP are currently carrying out a number of home heating checks and if any of our tenants would like to book one, or to us about anything heating/energy related, they can contact us on Freephone 0800 011 3447.