Fuel and food vouchers to help older people stay warm and well through winter

Published on 18 December 

A new emergency energy and food voucher initiative to support Scotland’s most vulnerable older people this winter has been launched by Age Scotland in partnership with SGN.

Through the charity’s free national helpline, expert advisers will identify those most in need in order to provide crisis support.

This new initiative, supported by SGN through an ongoing partnership with the charity, will enable Age Scotland energy specialists to offer older people struggling a £30 credit towards their fuel costs, or food costs. They will also provide access to the charity’s support services, including energy advice and income maximisation to help older people use energy safely, affordably and efficiently.

The initiative is open to those aged 50 and over who are registered to a Scottish postal address and eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


The Age Scotland helpline is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm on 0800 12 44 222.

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