Children’s Hospices Across Scotland
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is the single national provider of hospice care to children in Scotland. CHAS offers support to children with life-shortening conditions and their families through its hospices in Kinross and Balloch, a specialist team in every children’s hospital in Scotland, and in the community.
CHAS has been awarded a British Gas Energy Trust grant totalling more than £196,000 to support the families of babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions through the cost-of-living crisis.
The funding package will be used to deploy additional family income maximisation officers to offer money and energy advice in hospices, in homes, in hospitals and virtually.
Specific skills sessions will focus on the running of household appliances and will provide useful money and energy-saving tips, like batch cooking.
Eligible families will also be able to apply for emergency fuel vouchers, and necessary appliances like air dryers and hot water bottles – alongside other practical measures like warm bedding will be available.
If you want to talk to someone about your own situation or find out more about our services, please get in touch on the details below.