Day event: 09.45 – 16:00 (including breaks for lunch & refreshments)
This one day workshop is aimed at key frontline workers, volunteers and advisors who have regular contact with the public particularly those who are vulnerable to fuel poverty.
This activity based workshop will provide participants with an extensive knowledge of the major issues surrounding fuel poverty. There will be the possibility to explore the main causes of fuel poverty and examine potential solutions to help advise clients more effectively in future. Current national, regional and local fuel poverty statistics will be highlighted and participants will be challenged to tackle real life scenarios with suitable practical advice.
Participants leave the workshop with a technical guide and a list of useful resources.
1 – Understanding Fuel Poverty
Looking at how we define fuel poverty and the scale of impact that it has nationally.
This step will also cover the national policy on fuel poverty.
2- Causes and impacts of Fuel poverty
This section will look at the direct and indirect causes of fuel poverty and identify those most at risk. Participants will study the potential impact that fuel poverty has in terms of living conditions, physical and mental health, also the effect on property.
Participants will be challenged to look at clients in their own sector to indentify who they should be targeting.
Participants will study technical responses to specific problems and be encouraged to actively contribute past experiences with clients. Participants will learn about energy efficiency, methods of cost reduction and relevant existing grant schemes,. Participants will be challenged to put their newly acquired knowledge and skills to the test and to consider how these skills can be utilized in practice.
£225 plus VAT
£195 plus VAT: Charities & voluntary sector
£95 plus VAT: Charities & voluntary sector operating within the area covered by Milton Keynes Council
Costs include the training, a technical guide and a list of useful resources, lunch & refreshments as well as a certificate of attendance.
Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.
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