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On Thursday the Scottish Government announced a package of support, including a payment to some households across Scotland to tackle the rising cost of energy. 

Key findings include 74 per cent of organisations are struggling with staff capacity to deliver services.

The warning comes amid increasing concerns about household finances.

"There needs to be certain funding in place, direct funding from the Home Office, on a partnership basis.” 

Last year, the Assembly set out 16 goals and 81 recommendations for how Scotland should tackle the climate emergency in a fair and effective way. 

The findings come after it was announced that April’s energy price cap rise is set to add £693 to average household costs.

The charity, formerly known as Highland Children & Young People’s Forum, has rebranded after more than 20 years.

“The UK’s energy system is fundamentally broken and this is clear evidence that it doesn't work for people or the planet."

The charity’s CEO, Tressa Burke, said the campaigner was a warrior for disabled people. 

“Extending the immigration health surcharge exemption to international volunteers would be an important step in the right direction”.