Wednesday 3 March 2021

Helping tackle fuel poverty for older people across Dundee

The Evening Telegraph recently ran an important article that highlighted concerns that hundreds of older people in Dundee are missing out on thousands of pounds of benefits to help with fuel poverty this winter.

New statistics from the charity Independent Age has found 1 145 older people in Dundee West are missing out on approximately £160 000 by not taking up the UK Government’s warm home discount scheme.   This includes folk in the West End and I am anxious to highlight this important issue.

You can read the article here - it is particularly useful as it lists a number of benefits are older people entitled to.

I am always keen to speak with any constituent with fuel poverty or benefits entitlement concerns and can be contacted at or just call me at home on 459378 - always here to help.