Free home energy awareness training sessions are to be held for community and charity sector workers in Corby.
National Energy Action (NEA) has teamed up with Corby Council to hold two sessions from 10am to midday on Tuesday, November 10, and Tuesday, November 24, in the Council Chamber in the Corby Cube.
The sessions will cover:
Explaining the health implications of cold damp homes
Discussing energy usage in the home and how to save money
Identify the help available with fuel debt and how to make homes more energy efficient
Explaining gas and electricity bills
How to identify condensation
This course will give attendees a good overview of how to recognise an individual in fuel poverty, what you should do, and how you can actively support/refer the person concerned.
Training will be delivered by the national fuel poverty charity NEA and is supported by Northants County Council and British Gas.
Booking is essential. To book or for more information please email.
Corby Council lead member for environment Cllr Mark Pengelly said: “This awareness session is the latest project to highlight Corby Council’s commitment to reducing fuel poverty in the borough.
“The council is continuing to reduce the number of fuel poor homes in theborough and is involved in delivering a number of projects for residents.”
The council has recently built 10 energy-efficient council homes and acquired a further six energy-efficient homes, which have drastically reduced the energy bills of residents who have moved in.
On top of this, in partnership with Electric Corby, the Community Energy deal has been introduced within the borough which offers a fair green renewable energy deal to residents in Corby.
Electric Corby has also created eight zero-energy bill homes with the overall aim to transfer that knowledge into future social homes.
The council has introduced an active Affordable Warmth Strategy, part of which is to raise awareness of affordable warmth in the borough.
To view the Affordable Warmth Strategy visit www.corby.gov.uk/home/green-corby/sustainability.
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