New partnerships to provide support this winter

December 2nd, 2022


Scarf is partnering with three Aberdeen organisations in a bid to help a housing association’s tenants through the energy crisis.

We are working with Langstane Housing Association to distribute a £61,000 fund which was awarded by the Scottish Government Fuel Support Fund and is being administered by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations which encourages a targeted approach to distribution of the fund. The two-phase project will assist tenants struggling with the ongoing rises in energy costs. Phase one will see essential assistance provided to 105 households throughout the North East with their capped gas supplies. Followed by phase two which will see Scarf holding drop-in sessions for Langstane tenants who can obtain free energy advice and home visits.

Scarf is also partnering with AberNecessities, an established charity providing disadvantaged families with the essential and basic necessities that no child should go without. AberNecessities will refer to Scarf to provide their clients with additional support to help them manage their fuel spend and heat their homes as effectively as possible.

CFINE, a food poverty charity with whom Scarf has a long-established partnership, has joined the four-way initiative with Langstane Housing to help provide access to food as part of this package of support for tenants.

[Pictured L-R: Danielle Flecher-Horn, Co Founder of AberNecessities,;Lawrence Johnston, Co-CEO of Scarf; Helen Gauld, Chief Executive of Langstane Housing Association; and Fiona Rae, Chief Executive of CFINE]