We are pleased to announce a new energy efficiency improvement project in partnership with SCARF (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel) and two contractors authorised to undertake improvement works in Angus: Qualis Scotland Ltd and Diversity Energy Solutions.
The project will tackle fuel poverty and energy inefficiency in private sector housing. Households in certain areas of Angus will receive letters inviting them for a free survey of their property to help improve the energy efficiency of the home and reduce energy bills.
Undertaken by one of the two contractors, the survey will identify what suitable energy efficiency improvements could be made. Throughout the process, the contractors will give advice relating to potential measures and timescales involved. In most cases, the improvement works will be fully funded, however in some cases a small contribution may be required.
Representatives from the contractors will always carry photo identification and a copy of the letter issued to the household, so remember to request ID badges. You should not allow surveys/access to your home if you have concerns about the legitimacy.
This is currently a pilot project aimed at specific areas in Angus, enabling the contractors to manage their workloads and target their resources to certain areas at a given time. It is hoped that the project can be expanded to include other areas in the future.
If you receive a letter from one of the contractors, please do not contact us but instead follow the instructions either to proceed with a survey or opt-out. You can contact SCARF or the contractor for further information.
Our Trading Standards team has received reports of individuals pretending to be acting on behalf of the Scottish Government phoning and offering home insulation, party funded by the council. THIS IS A SCAM.
Trading Standards advise anyone contacted by a caller claiming to be from the Scottish Government, offering home insulation to call Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000.