For winter 2017 to 2018, the Warm Home Discount Scheme from many utility companies is now starting to open again and you could be getting £140 off your electricity/gas bill.
This is a scheme where money may be paid from a utility company (if they're part of the scheme) to people who are on low incomes, a disability or have children with health issues (as long as they fulfill the qualifying criteria).
Many of you will already know about the scheme OR some may think you're not eligible but it really is worth checking with us as we've already helped many people who thought they couldn't apply.
Please share this post with those who you think could also benefit.
- Is your current supplier listed below? If yes, then call the SBH Scotland Financial Support Service to look at the criteria.
- If you meet the criteria, you can apply directly or we can help you with that.
Fuel providers involved: Atlantic, Bristol Energy, British Gas, Co-operative Energy, EDF Energy, E-On, Equipower (Ebico), Equigas (Ebico), Extra Energy, First Utility, GB Energy, Manweb (see Scottish Power), M & S Energy, Npower, Our Power, OVO, Sainsburys Energy (see British Gas), Scottish Gas (see British Gas), Scottish Power, Southern Electric, SSE, SWALEC, Utilita, Utility Warehouse
If you don’t know who your supplier is, would like some more information about the scheme or if you have another fuel related issue, please contact our Helpline on 03455 211 300 or Email us
The SBH Scotland Finance Support Service is available to anyone in Scotland affected by hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida and their family/carers.
Are you an SBH Scotland member aged 18-35 and interested in the rights of those with disabilities?
The international Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus are working with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) to offer a FREE 3 day workshop to 10 people interested in the rights of those with disabilities.
This 3-day intensive training session will be held on 13-15 October 2017 in Edinburgh. Arrival for the course is the evening of the 12th of October and the training will commence on the 13th of October.
If you are a young person, aged 18-35, living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and would like to learn more about your rights and how to advocate them, then we'd like you to apply. There are limited spaces so you need to apply by Monday 18th September and the 10 successful candidates will be chosen at random.
The aim is to help you understand the human rights of persons with disabilities and learn practical skills that will allow you to use the Convention within your community. These human rights are protected under the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention).
SBH Scotland are one of the nominated charities who will receive funding from Global Radio's 'Make Some Noise' charity appeal this year and we're asking everyone who'd like to support their appeal if they'd like to take part in Pedal for Scotland on Sunday 10th September in Glasgow.
Over 10,000 riders will be taking part in 6 cycling routes across Scotland; From the wee janut to the Big Belter - if you like cycling this is a great challenge.
Make Some Noise offering those taking part free entry into any of the distances as long as you pledge to raise £100 for Make Some Noise.
To get signed up
- Click on this link:
- Get registered and when prompted use the code for the Heart team - HRTFM17, which will give you free entry
- This will be for any ride – 10 mile Wee Jaunt Edinburgh, 45 mile Classic Challenge or the 93 mile Big Belter.
- For your fundraising Makes Some Noise ask that you use this page
Don’t worry if you can’t get the £100 before September 10th as you have until the start of October to fundraise!
By signing up for Pedal for Scotland you also agree with the terms and conditions which are detailed below.
SBH Scotland are offering ‘Health and Wellness’ clinics for all adults with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus in Scotland. The aim of these health checks are to support you in developing a wide range of self-management strategies.
The clinics we offer are simple, effective, confidential and are carried out by our nurse specialist in a fully equipped treatment room at our Centre, The Dan Young Building, in Cumbernauld. The clinics take place once a month on a Saturday from 10am - 4:30pm.
Potential problems can often be picked up and dealt with to prevent more serious health problems developing. And another part of the health check can also focus on your emotional wellbeing. Many adults who are living with a long term health condition can feel isolated or low in mood and are disinclined to go out or be involved in any social activities. We want you to talk to us about how you’re feeling so we can also support you.
We are eager to have an ongoing engagement with you so at the end of each appointment we’ll look at your health objectives and ways in which you can achieve set goals.
Don't live locally but would like a health check? Please call us to discuss, you don’t have to come to the Centre - Skype and telephone appointments are available. We’re here to make things as easy as possible for you.
If you are interested in having a health check or would like more information please call us on 01236 804944 or email email@example.com
The award winning Peterhead volunteer committee, Shimmer and Sparkle, are hosting another outstanding fundraising event in aid of SBH Scotland and this time you could win a holiday to LAS VEGAS!!!
Casino Night is taking place on Saturday 23rd September at the Palace Hotel and for only £45pp you'll be treated to a sparkling drinks reception, sumptuous 3 course meal, in house casino, live entertainment and disco til you drop!
Best of all there'll be prizes galore to win throughout the evening with the star prize being a trip for two to dazzling Las Vegas!
But you have to be in it to win it so book your tickets today. Tickets are available by calling committee members Denise or Vicki by calling 07949 909879 or 07962 230856. Ticket information can also be requested by emailing our Fundraiser Lynsey.
Special thanks to Grosvenor Casinos in Aberdeen for generously sponsoring the in-house casino.