Two Schemes to Improve Warmth in Homes

Do you work with households or communities that could be at risk from fuel poverty, especially during the cost-of-living crisis? Perhaps you’re a volunteer, a councillor or a member of frontline staff?

Keep Herefordshire Warm are running a free training session on Wednesday 8 February from 10am to 12.15pm, via Zoom, that will help you to identify those in fuel poverty and understand the support they need:

•         Spotting the signs that someone is struggling to afford their energy

•         The health/wellbeing impacts of fuel poverty what makes a healthy home

•         Improving home energy efficiency

•         Energy advice to improve energy welfare

•         Support for householders – funding and where to signpost for support.

The training is fully CPD certified. For more information and to sign up, visit the Keep Herefordshire Warm Eventbrite page.

Age UK Hereford and Localities are working with Herefordshire Council to support over 50s with the installation of energy saving measures and additional information and advice to cope with the cost of living crisis. If you know someone who is concerned about the energy efficiency of their home and being able to pay their bills, they may be eligible.

The free Home Energy Check service could include replacing light bulbs with energy efficient ones, fitting draught-proofing measures or installing reflective panels behind radiators. The Warm Home Pack may include a fleece blanket, a torch, a flask and hat and gloves.

The project will run until March 2023, and is part of the Government Household Support Fund, to help older people during this very difficult period.

To find out more, contact Age UK on 0333 0066 299, or visit the Age UK website.

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