Tackling the cold

This half-day course is aimed at front-line staff working in local authorities, housing associations and third sector organisations that come into contact with vulnerable and low income groups who are at risk from living in cold homes. The course will enable front-line staff to identify those most at risk and provide basic advice about how householders can protect themselves against the impacts of the cold.

Course outline
  • Recommended indoor temperatures
  • Health implications of living in cold and damp homes
  • Identifying those groups most at risk from the cold
  • Top tips on how to prepare for cold weather
  • Heat loss in the home
  • Low cost measures to help keep the home warm
  • How to get the best energy deal
  • Signposting to help and assistance including:
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme
  • Winter Fuel Payment and Cold Weather Payment
  • Affordable Warmth Obligation of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO): Help to Heat
  • Priority Service Registers – fuel suppliers and Distribution Network Operators (DNO)
  • Half day (3 hours)
 Course dates/locations
  • This course can be delivered in-house to organisations wishing to train a group of staff.

Fees, further details and bookings

Please contact Lynsey Thompson or call 0191 269 2931.

Published on 05-06-2017
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