Fuel poverty 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.
- Increase awareness of Fuel Poverty
- 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
Free for those working and volunteering in South Tyneside
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.
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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***