Food and Fuel
With funding from Glasgow City Council, Partick Housing Association has set up the Food and Fuel project to support customers who are experiencing food and /or fuel poverty. We are working with Dowanvale Church to support the community, including residents who are struggling with pressures brought on or worsened by the pandemic.
What is Food Poverty?
Food poverty is the inability to afford or to have access to food to make up a healthy diet. Also known as household food insecurity, it can be triggered by a crisis in finance or personal circumstances, but may also be a long-term experience of not being able to access or have the facilities to prepare a healthy diet.
What is Fuel Poverty?
A household is defined as being in fuel poverty if it is living in a home which cannot be kept warm at an affordable cost. Fuel poverty is driven by a combination of four factors:
• income (earnings and benefits)
• energy costs
• poor energy efficiency
• how energy is used in the home
Food and fuel poverty often go hand-in-hand, particularly when driven by financial insecurities.
What support is available from the Food and Fuel project?
With the initial focus on financial insecurities, we can offer six weeks of food packages and up to two fuel vouchers to those facing immediate crisis.
Food packages are offered by the Partick Pantry at Dowanvale Church – this is set up like a small shop and service users will be able to select the items they need. Service users will receive a voucher to allow them to access the pantry.
A code will be provided for fuel vouchers which can be redeemed at PayPoints. Please note: vouchers are currently only available for those on prepaid meters.
This project offers short-term support and will enable households to establish some security over the course of (up to) six weeks. Going forward, we plan to examine and tackle other factors including energy costs, energy efficiency and provision of facilities and skills to have a healthy diet.
Who is eligible?
The project is open to tenants of PHA who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing food and/ or fuel poverty.
How do I sign up?
If you require support and would like more information on the Food and Fuel project, complete the enquiry form below.
Alternatively, your Housing Officer can make a referral or you can contact our Community Development Officer, Viki McCormick on 0141 330 1494 / email@example.com.
PHA thanks GCC and Dowanvale Church for their support in delivering this project.
Food and Fuel Project Enquiry Form
Please compete this form to make an enquiry.
Enquires for this project will normally be processed Monday to Wednesday.