Winter warmer for residents

Councillor Frank McAveety with resident Charlie  Harris.
Councillor Frank McAveety with resident Charlie Harris.

Glasgow residents aged 80 and over are being urged to apply for their annual £100 Affordable Warmth Dividend.

For a fifth year, Glasgow City Council is offering older city residents money to help heat their homes during the winter.

Offering the Affordable Warmth Dividend is one element of the council’s People Make Glasgow Fairer anti-poverty campaign. This coupled with the work delivered through the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland: Area Based Schemes (HEEPS:ABS) looks to tackle fuel poverty in Glasgow.

Councillor Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “I am delighted the city council can continue to help residents over the age of 80 to keep warm without worrying about how they can afford their heating bills.”

Charlie Harris, who at 81 will be applying for this year’s Affordable Warmth Dividend, said: “I’ve applied for the dividend for the past two years and it really does help towards the cost of heating my home when fuel bills are so expensive.”

For more information visit www.glasgow.gov.uk/affordablewarmth or call 0141 287 7961.