Improving people's quality of life by nurturing behaviour change around household energy usage
Health impacts caused by cold homes include cardiovascular and respiratory problems, diminished resistance to infection, and increased levels of anxiety and social isolation.
We support residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills or cannot keep their homes warm enough. We aim to reduce the numbers of people living with preventable ill health, and to help reduce energy usage and cut carbon.
If you would like to access direct support, please do get in touch. Email [email protected] or call 01733 568408 ext. 313.
fuel poverty awareness training
PECT is offering free poverty awareness training. These short sessions aim to raise awareness about fuel poverty and are suitable for anyone who has contact with members of the public who may be vulnerable.
Sessions will provide advice about how to spot fuel poverty, how to provide basic advice and also when and where to refer people in need. You can book a stand-alone session or it can be part of an existing team meeting and will take from 30 minutes to one hour depending on the time you have available.
Fuel poverty can be defined as when a household pays more than 10% of its income towards fuel bills. The effects of fuel poverty can be devastating for families with over 50,100 excess winter deaths recorded in England during the winter of 2017/18*. This work hopes to help cut the number of hospital admissions and unnecessary deaths this winter.
Please contact Karen Igho on [email protected] or call 01733 568408 (ext 310) to book a session for your team.
Big Energy Saving Winter campaign
PECT is currently delivering a programme of personalised energy saving advice and support as part of the Big Energy Saving Network. Big Energy Saving Week runs in winter 2020/21. It is a national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.
Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust run the Big Energy Saving Week in close collaboration with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies. You can find out more at www.bigenergysavingwinter.org.uk