Training Webinar


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.

Course audience

Tackling the Cold is designed for frontline staff working with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from cold weather.

Objectives

  • 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

Content

  • 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)

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 (per person – open access)

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.

Fees (per webinar – in-house 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.

Unfortunately we don’t currently have any funded places available.

Open access webinar dates

New open access dates coming soon.

Group / in-house sessions

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