Changeworks is pleased to announce that it has received £2,000 from the STV Appeal 2013 to support its work helping families to cut their energy costs and keep their homes warm.

Sam Mills, Head of Projects, said: “We are delighted to be awarded this money to support our work helping families to better afford being warm at home. We will use the award to provide reflective radiator panels and emergency radiators to those people most in need. This practical support will be much welcomed at a time when energy costs are rising, people’s incomes are increasingly stretched and families are struggling to keep homes warm.”

Changeworks’ Affordable Warmth team provides impartial, in-depth support to people who struggle with the cost of keeping their home warm or are worried about heating costs. Trained advisors provide energy saving advice and work closely with people to help them get the most out of their heating systems, resolve billing issues, access energy efficiency grants, and choose the right tariff option for the client.

The STV Appeal was set up in 2011 by STV and The Hunter Foundation and in 2013 the Wood Family Trust pledged its support to the Appeal. Every penny raised stays in Scotland and goes directly towards helping the children who need it most.

Read the full story on the STV website.