Online Learning Fuel Poverty & Health

FREE PLACES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (see below for further details).

COURSE AUDIENCE

This course is 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

Explain:

  • causes fuel poverty
  • health 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 Energy Company 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 advice agency and fuel supplier support for customers in relation to Covid-19


HOW WILL THE ONLINE LEARNING COURSE WORK?

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

Organisation licences are also available to organisations wishing to train a large number of staff. The organisation licence includes an additional slide which can be tailored to include information specifically relevant to their organisation such as their logo and information about what assistance and schemes they are able to offer locally. This slide is included within the licence fee however additional slides can be added for a fee is required.

 

SUPPORT

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.

 

FEES

Free places are currently available to frontline staff / volunteers from non-commercial organisations that regularly encounter those in or at risk of fuel poverty – i.e. essentially those on a low income / in a vulnerable situation and who are struggling to manage their household bills.
Free places are limited, please click here to complete a booking form.

 

Fees are generally as follows:

Individual Licences (per person)

  NEA MEMBERS NON NEA MEMBERS
Not for profit organisations / charities £65 £75
Commercial / profit making organisations £80 £90
All costs are exclusive of VAT

 

Organisation Licences (per organisation)

  NEA MEMBERS NON NEA MEMBERS
Not for profit organisations / charities £2,300 £2,760
Commercial / profit making organisations £2,760 £3,220
All costs are exclusive of VAT

 

Additional slides / tailoring– price based on quotation

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS
Contact Lynsey Thompson, Training Co-ordinator, National Energy Action
Tel: 0191 269 2931, E-mail: lynsey.thompson@nea.org.uk

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