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Supported E-Learning

Fuel Poverty and Health

Designed for anyone wanting to learn more about fuel poverty, its causes and links with physical and mental wellbeing

Course aim

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.

Course objectives


  • 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

Course content

  • The Low-income / High Costs 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 EnergyvCompany 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

How will the e-learning work

Learners will have access to the course for two weeks and be able to study online at a time and location that is convenient to them.


Tutor support will be available 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.


NEA MembersNon-Members
Not for profit organisations£65 + VAT£75 + VAT
Commercial organisations£80 + VAT£90 + VAT

FUNDED PLACES: unfortunately all funded places have been allocated for the time being however there may be more available later in the year. Please keep an eye on this page for updates.

Further details contact

Lynsey Thompson, NEA
Telephone: 0191 251 5677