North East Lincolnshire Council

Free energy awareness training available for professionals

North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with National Energy Action (NEA) and ENGIE, are hosting free energy awareness training sessions for professionals working with vulnerable and fuel poor households.

The course aims to give professionals the knowledge to support households living in fuel poverty, advising them on the associated health impacts and highlighting the support available for vulnerable people and those households living in fuel poverty.

The training will also provide knowledge on how to identify areas of heat loss within homes and explain the causes of condensation, dampness and mould with helpful actions that can be taken to reduce the effects.

Training sessions are due to be held on Thursday 31 August and Wednesday 20 September, 10am-3pm, with limited spaces available.

Councillor David Watson, portfolio holder for the environment, said: “As part of the Council’s work towards making the borough a greener, cleaner place to work and stay, we are hosting these sessions to help spread awareness of fuel poverty.

“Fuel poverty is a real issue in our area, with just over 10 per cent of households living in fuel poverty, and we hope that by offering this free energy awareness training, more professionals will be aware of the issue and more importantly,  know what help is available.”

To book a place or for more information contact the Home Energy Promotions Officer on (01472) 32 6296 (option 5) or email energy@nelincs.gov.uk.

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