Fuel Poverty and Health
The impacts of fuel poverty on health can be severe – this course is designed for anyone wanting to learn more about fuel poverty and its links with physical and mental wellbeing.
Delegates will be taught how to identify those likely to be at risk from fuel poverty and signpost to assistance. Free places are available to frontline staff and volunteers from non-commercial organisations that regularly encounter 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.
The course looks 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.
- Causes of fuel poverty
- Heath impacts of fuel poverty
- Causes of and remedies for condensation dampness
- Heat loss in the home
- Grants and other forms of assistance
- The Low Income Low Energy Efficiency Indicator and the causes of fuel poverty
- How to identify those at risk of fuel poverty using risk factors and triggers
- The health impacts of fuel poverty and damp homes
- Heat loss within the home
- 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) and the fuel suppliers’ hardship funds for those struggling to pay their energy costs
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATING TO COVID-19 – offer information for frontline workers on current advice agency and fuel supplier support for customers in relation to Covid-19.
How will the e-learning work
E-learning is self led so learners will have access to the course for four weeks and be able to study online at a time and location that is convenient to them.
Tutor support will be available upon request. This is usually done via telephone / video call.
Suggested study time
This course will take approximately 2 hours to complete however each learner is different and e-learning offers the flexibility to study at your own pace.
Fees (per person)
|Not for profit organisations||£65 + VAT||£75 + VAT|
|Commercial organisations||£80 + VAT||£90 + VAT|
|Funded places |
(please see below for further details on eligibility)
PLEASE NOTE that the NEA members discount only applies to ‘enhanced’ membership as outlined in the membership documentation.
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.
Fees (per organisation)
We also offer organisational licences to organisations that have a large number of staff to train.
This type of licence provides access to the course for a 6 month or 12 month period for an unlimited number of users. This option also allows organisations to add slides that are specific to their organisation.
For further details and costs please contact email@example.com
Further details contact
Tracy Norris, NEA
Telephone: 0191 261 5677