UNDERSTANDING FUEL POVERTY AND HEALTH: IMPACTS ON MENTAL HEALTH


Training Webinar

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.

Course audience

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.

Objectives

  • 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

Content

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
    • 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)

Duration

2.5 hour

How will the webinar work?

All webinars are 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.

Fees

FUNDED PLACES – Available to non-commercial organisations based in England. Learners must be frontline staff or volunteers that regularly encounter and have the opportunity to provide advice to those in or at risk of fuel poverty – i.e. those on a low income / in a vulnerable situation and who are struggling to manage their household bills.

For those not eligible for a funded place, fees are as follows:

Open access webinar – per person

NEA MembersNon Members
Not for profit organisations£70 + VAT£80 + VAT
Commercial organisations£80 + VAT£90 + VAT
PLEASE NOTE that the NEA members discount only applies to ‘enhanced’ membership as outlined in the membership documentation.

Group / in-house webinar – per course for up to 20 learners

NEA MembersNon Members
Not for profit organisations£690 + VAT£790 + VAT
Commercial organisations£750 + VAT£850 + VAT
PLEASE NOTE that the NEA members discount only applies to ‘enhanced’ membership as outlined in the membership documentation.

Open access webinar dates

Group / in-house sessions

In-house sessions are available upon request to organisations wishing to train a group of staff. We can accommodate up to 20 learners per webinar.

To arrange a group session or for further details please contact Lynsey Thompson.


Further information

Lynsey Thompson, Training Co-ordinator, NEA
Tel: 0191 261 5677