Fuel poverty and energy awareness

When 30 January to Tuesday 20 March, 2018
Provided by Yorkshire Energy Doctor CIC
Description The training is funded by National Energy Action's Big Energy Saving Network and is aimed at giving frontline staff and volunteers the knowledge and skills to be able to advise vulnerable households on ways to cut energy costs and be warm and well at home. It covers:
  • Identifying the signs of cold homes and fuel poverty, and effects on health and wellbeing
  • How to find and switch to a cheaper energy tariff
  • Grants and other types of support available to households and individuals, including the Warm Home Discount scheme, Energy Trust Funds to deal with energy debts, Priority Services Register
  • Smart meters
  • Current energy efficiency schemes for boilers, insulation etc, including eligibility for the Better Homes Yorkshire initiative
  • General ways of saving energy and keeping warm in the home
  • Schemes to help reduce water costs and deal with water debts
We can deliver this to your team of staff or volunteers (minimum 5-6 people). Funding restrictions mean that it would need to be held before 20 March 2018.
Venue To be organised in-house
Learning outcomes
Suitable for Teams of frontline staff or volunteers who work with and support vulnerable households - this may be people with a disability, those with a long-term health condition, families with very young children, the elderly, or residents on a low income
How to book Contact Kate on 01757 249100 or email kate@yorkshireenergydoctor.org.uk The session will last around one hour and we would come and deliver this to you in-house (ideally say at an existing team meeting)