Healthy Homes (MECC)

Aims

MECC Healthy Homes relates to households that cannot meet their energy needs at a reasonable cost. Living in fuel poverty can exacerbate health issues such as heart attacks, strokes, bronchitis, and asthma. Each year 10,000 people die because of living in a cold home. Fuel poverty can seriously impact on an individual’s mental health and is a known risk factor for suicide. (NEA 2022)

The session will provide an awareness of fuel poverty, provide you to be confident to ‘Think Fuel Poverty’ and provide you with a  conversational framework which allows you to support the carer with what matters to them.

Objectives

  • Increase awareness of MECC Healthy Homes 
  • Increase confidence to identify people experiencing fuel poverty
  • Consider the barriers and how to overcome them
  • Knowledge of the support for those experiencing fuel poverty
  • Practice a conversational framework
  • Ask: take notice and engage
  • Assist: provide information
  • Act: offer and connect to support

Duration:

2 hours

Cost:
Free for those working and volunteering in South Tyneside

 

Cancellation policy:
Please note: If you fail to attend or do not give us the required notice to cancel your place we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee.
For more information click here

Who should attend?
This course is designed for any staff working in the South Tyneside area and would like a greater understanding of Fuel poverty, including identifying the problem and providing brief advice.

 

***once your booking form is completed you will receive a confirmation email***

  • Course Start Date: 11/06/2024 09:30

    Course End Date: 11/06/2024 11:30

    South Shields Business Works
    Henry Robson Way
    Station Road
    South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE33 1RF
    United Kingdom

    There are currently 14 spaces left.