Glasgow NW Foodbank is now also a Fuel Bank.
Fuel Banks are currently available in selected foodbanks and advice agencies across Great Britain and provide a top up voucher that provides approximately two weeks’ worth of fuel to clients who use a prepayment meter to heat their home and to cook with, and who have been deemed as in ‘crisis need’ by an independent referrer.
The scheme helps prevent self-disconnection (where a client cannot afford to top up their meter and so when the money runs out the lights switch off) and ensures people are not left without energy for the basics like cooking and heating.
We work in partnership with the Fuel Bank Foundation. See https://www.fuelbankfoundation.org/ for further details.