Communities benefit from SSEN’s resilience fund
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) is helping communities across the north of Scotland through its Resilient Communities Fund.
2nd January 2018 by Networks
The company has awarded grants totalling almost £265,000 to help communities become more resilient and prepare for winter storms.
SSEN is supporting 41 community groups across the north of Scotland to deliver projects to help protect the welfare of those most vulnerable, enhance community resilience facilities and improve communication during severe weather events.
The fund is particularly focused on projects helping vulnerable or isolated people living in SSEN’s network areas to ensure they are supported during significant emergency events.
Lisa Doogan, director of customer relationship management at SSEN, said: “Our Resilient Communities Fund is vital to help our communities better prepare and improve their own resilience plans to respond to whatever mother nature throws our way. As a responsible operator, by proactively supporting local resilience projects we can truly make a difference to the communities we serve and this collaborative approach is essential to support our customers during network outages.”
Included in this year’s fund awards is a grant of £20,000 to help PAMIS (Promoting a More Inclusive Society) purchase Scotland’s first and only mobile adapted Changing Places toilet. This will allow a growing number of individuals with complex health needs use the toilets safely and comfortably at locations across the country.
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