Tackling the Cold
This course is designed for frontline staff working with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from cold weather.
It will consider the impacts of the cold on health and identify sources of assistance and advice to help householders prepare for cold weather.
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.
Tackling the Cold is designed for frontline staff working with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from cold weather.
- explain the risks posed by the cold
- explain practical ways of preparing for cold weather
- explain heat loss in the home
- explain sources of advice and assistance for achieving a warmer home
- Health impacts associated with the cold
- Recommended indoor temperatures
- Excess Winter Deaths
- Groups at greater risk of harm from cold weather
- Practical tips to help high risk groups prepare for cold weather
- Heat loss in the home
- Signposting to help and assistance including:
- Warm Home Discount Scheme
- Winter Fuel Payment and Cold Weather Payment
- Local Welfare Assistance Fund, Household Support Fund for the winter 2021-22 and the Discretionary Assistance Fund in Wales
- Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
- Nest fuel poverty scheme in Wales
- Green Homes Grant 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
We don’t currently have any open access dates scheduled for this course however, if you are interested, please contact Lynsey Thompson for further details and we can arrange courses accordingly.
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.
Lynsey Thompson, Training Co-ordinator, NEA