We provide a bespoke hand holding service, which has involved supporting and assisting householders with hard to heat homes

We seek to co-ordinate and work in partnership with other local and national organisations in order to provide the maximum support for our clients




What our clients say about us​

​​Information & advice on     energy efficiency

Third party support

Tariff switching support

Assistance with national       grant funded programmes

Referrals and hand               holding support to individuals, households and local         organisations


Income maximisation &         budgeting support

Assistance with debt and       low income

Lindsey Johnson


Stacy Johnston

Development and Support Officer

Michelle Koster 

Development and Support Officer

Linsey Drever

Development and Support Officer

Lorraine Campbell

Welfare Support Officer

Suzy Fraser

Community Support Officer

Gillian Couper-Swanney 

Facilities & Administration Officer


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Under GDPR regulations THAW Orkney are required to inform clients about the information we hold about you, how we collect it, and how we use and may share information about you whilst we are working with you and for a period thereafter. We do this through a Privacy Statement. The Privacy Statement also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data. 

Please click here  to view THAW Orkney's full Privacy Statement.



Our mission is 'To work for households in all Orkney communities to reduce levels of fuel poverty and achieve affordable warmth'

08/07/19: THAW is welcoming a new manager to the team.  Peter Rickard is retiring at the end of this week, and Lindsey Johnson is taking over the helm.  We wish Peter all the best in his retirement.

31/07/18: THAW response to the Government consultation on energy efficiency and fuel poverty

02/07/18: THAW Orkney Annual Review 2018

THAW Orkney is a charitable organisation that was established in December 2014 to help assist fuel poor households in Orkney

“The service THAW provides is so important for the people of Orkney"

A service here to support you

“The staff were efficient, so kind and helpful. I cannot thank them enough”

Office Opening Hours

THAW's usual office opening times are from 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Home visiting is an aspect of THAW's services that we are proud of and staff undertake regularly. Occasionally therefore, please be aware that the office may not be open during these times due to all of the staff field team being away from the office on home visits, or on other occasions such as staff training

If you are travelling from the isles or from a distance on the mainland, it is best to telephone prior to your planned visit to ensure that the office will be open

"Absolutely outstanding, you couldn't do enough, THAW went above and beyond the call of duty"

Please have a look at some of our news stories below:

mEET THE Staff



“So efficient and so helpful and they care so much. Lost for words.” 


Links of Interest

Please read our Social Return on Investment (SROI) findings which was undertaken by an independent researcher who found that for every £1 invested in THAW, £5.49 of social value has been developed in the local community. You can download the full report following the link here - THAW Orkney - Valuing What Matters SROI Report and THAW Orkney IMPACT MAP

“This will be the first warm Christmas we will have had in years, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

helping to make a difference