Reducing the Impact of Fuel Poverty on Health

When:
October 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am UTC Timezone
2017-10-17T08:30:00+00:00
2017-10-17T11:30:00+00:00
Where:
Lynebank Hospital, Dunfermline - Conference Room 4
Halbeath Rd
Dunfermline KY11
UK
Cost:
Free

Aim:

The session will provide an insight into fuel poverty and the impact this has on people’s health. Participants will find out how to identify a household in fuel poverty and how to signpost them for further help on a national and local level.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • an increased understanding of the link between fuel poverty and health.
  • knowledge of the signs of fuel poverty.
  • awareness of the national and local support for households.
  • confidence to refer service users to national and local agencies for further support.

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone working with households in Fife for example, NHS Fife, Fife Council, private care agencies and the voluntary sector. It is particularly relevant to those who work with groups more vulnerable to fuel poverty such as families with children under 16, older people, disabled, single occupancy households, pregnant women and households in rural areas.

Facilitators:

Dagmara Opilka, Community Liasion Officer, Home Energy Scotland.

Laura Robertson, Fuel Poverty Support Assistant, Fife Council.