UNDERSTANDING FUEL POVERTY AND HEALTH: IMPACTS ON MENTAL HEALTH
The physical impacts of a cold, damp home are significant and righty highlighted, but the mental effects of fuel poverty should not be overlooked.
This course is designed for frontline staff who work with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from living in cold and damp homes. It covers the impacts that living in fuel poverty can have on individuals’ mental health.
This programme of training is part of our Leicester Energy Action project and specifically aimed at learners based in the LE1 to LE5 postcode areas.
This course is designed for frontline staff coming into contact with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from living in cold and damp homes.
- Explain fuel poverty definitions
- Explainthe fuel poverty risk factors
- Explain the impacts of the cold on mental health
- Explain how to tackle fuel poverty
- Explain sources of advice and assistance for achieving a warmer home
PLEASE NOTE that this course has replaced the standard ‘Fuel Poverty and Health’ course and much of the content is the same but with a specific focus on Mental Health (if you have recently attended the standard Fuel Poverty and Health webinar or e-learning this will mainly be a repeat).
- Definitions of fuel poverty used in England and Wales
- Risk factors associated with fuel poverty
- Impact of living in a cold home on mental health
- Recommended indoor temperatures
- Issues people with mental ill health might have interacting with the energy market and managing their energy
- Signposting to help and assistance including:
- Warm Home Discount Scheme
- Winter Fuel Payment and Cold Weather Payment
- Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
- Nest fuel poverty scheme in Wales
- Local Authority Delivery in England
- Ofgem’s Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme
- Priority Services Register – fuel suppliers and Distribution Network Operators (DNO)
WEBINAR – delivered live by our expert tutors. We keep group sizes small to ensure a good level of interaction and support for learners.
We generally use Zoom (video conferencing facilities). To join the webinar, learners will require a suitable electronic device with sound and internet access and preferably a video camera and microphone.
Following the webinar learners will also receive a handout booklet covering the course topics.
This programme of training is part of our Leicester Energy Action project and specifically aimed at learners based in the LE1 to LE5 postcode areas. Places are available free of charge to non-commercial organisations in this area. Learners must also be frontline workers (staff or volunteers) that encounter those in or at risk of fuel poverty.
Course dates / bookings
Open access dates are scheduled as follows, please select the relevant date to book a place.
6 July 2023 (1:15pm registration for a 1:30pm start – 4:00pm) – fully booked
11 July 2023 (9:15am registration for a 9:30am start – 12:00pm) – fully booked
12 July 2023 (1:15pm registration for a 1:30pm start – 4:00pm) CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Group sessions may also be available upon request to organisations wishing to train a number of learners at once. We can accommodate up to 20 learners per webinar. To arrange a group session or for further details please contact Lynsey Thompson.
Lynsey Thompson, Training Co-ordinator, NEA