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£150 energy payments are going unclaimed


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£150 energy payments are going unclaimed

A slow down in applications for the Park Homes Warm Home Discount scheme in Scotland has prompted scheme administrator Charis to reach out to residents and remind them that a £150 payment could be waiting for them.

Nearly £200,000 has been set aside for park home residents across Scotland's 92 mobile home sites, and to date less than a third has been allocated. This means that thousands of park home households in Scotland are potentially missing out on £150 towards their 2023/23 winter energy bills.

Charis director of services Jonathan Hunt commented:

"The average permanent park home resident is over the age of 65, so there may be an element of digital isolation playing its part here. Charis has worked closely with MPs across Scotland and with the Scottish Confederation of Park Home Associations (SCOPHRA) to support the communication drive. It is crucial though that we keep pushing this through the media as well so that we minimise the risk of any vulnerable park home residents missing out".

Permanent park home residents across England, Scotland and Wales who do not have a direct account with their energy supplier can apply for a £150 payment to help towards their energy costs.  The Charis Park Homes Warm Home Discount is an Ofgem regulated, multi-supplier initiative which this year is being generously funded by E.ON Next.

Eligibility criteria apply. Applicants need to be permanently living in a park home, and either receive government support or benefits, or have a household income below £18,723.

Charis has partnered with Lightning Reach, a recently launched online application portal designed to simplify and speed up the application process for individuals suffering from financial hardship.Lightning Reach helps people to find and apply for a range of financial support in one place, quickly and safely. You may also get matched to a range of support suited to your profile and circumstances. This could include grants from charities, funding from your local council and help with your bills.

The application process is a simple form filling exercise that should take about 15 minutes. Residents who are unsure about filling in forms online should seek the help of a friend or relative, or they can contact the Charis support team available during normal working hours.

Due to the limited nature of the funding, applications are assessed on a first come, first served basis, and once all funding is allocated, the scheme will be closed.

Access details for the Charis Park Home Warm Home Discount Scheme:

Park Homes | Warm Home Discount Scheme | Charis (

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