FUAL POVERTY AND HEALTH WEBINAR

6 September 2021 (10:00am – 12:30pm)

“I really enjoyed this webinar.

NEA has wonderful tutors who are engaging and informative and always answer all my questions.”

The Fuel Poverty and Health webinar will look at the causes and impacts of fuel poverty with a focus on the health impacts. It aims to help delegates identify those likely to be at risk from fuel poverty and signpost to assistance.

This webinar is designed for anyone wanting to learn more about fuel poverty, its causes and links with physical and mental wellbeing.

OBJECTIVES

  • Explain causes of fuel poverty
  • Identify health impacts of fuel poverty
  • Explain causes of and remedies for condensation dampness
  • Identify some of the assistance available to those at risk from fuel poverty

CONTENT

  • The Low Income Low Energy Efficiency Indicator and the causes of fuel poverty
  • How to identify those at risk of fuel poverty
  • The health impacts of fuel poverty and damp homes
  • The causes of condensation dampness/ mould and remedial actions that can be taken
  • Assistance and sources of advice available to those struggling to heat their home adequately – including the Affordable Warmth Obligation of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the Warm Home Discount Scheme, Priority Services Register and fuel suppliers’ hardship funds for those struggling to pay their energy costs
  • Additional information relating to COVID-19 – information for front-line workers on current advice agency and fuel supplier support for customers in relation to COVID-19

DURATION – 2.5 hour

HOW WILL THE WEBINAR WORK?

Webinars will be delivered live via Zoom (video conferencing facility) by our expert tutors to small groups to ensure a good level of interaction and support for learners. Participants will require a device with a camera and sound.

FEES (PER PERSON)

Places are available free of charge to non-commercial organisations (including local authorities, advice agencies, housing associations etc). Learners must also be frontline staff or volunteers that encounter and provide advice to those in or at risk of fuel poverty as part of their day to day role.

WEBINAR DATES

6 September 2021 (9:30am registration for a 10:00am start – 12:30pm)


FURTHER INFORMATION FROM

Lynsey Thompson, Training Co-ordinator, NEA

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