27 January 2012
Fuel poverty advice event
A free Fuel Poverty Advice and Information event for voluntary organisations and health and housing professionals is being offered by Huntingdonshire District Council as part of the Warmer Homes Healthy People initiative.
The event will take place on Wednesday 29 February from 2pm until 5pm at St Ives Green House, 1 St Audrey Lane, St Ives and aims to provide these key organisations with the necessary tools and advice to help identify and assist vulnerable households who require help and support in increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.
Housing officers, environmental health officers, community support workers, health professionals, local housing associations, and others alike are warmly welcome to attend this event to learn more about how they can help spread the key messages.
The event is led by the council’s Environment Team who will provide information on grant assistance that is available to improve home energy efficiency and increase the level of thermal comfort in vulnerable homes. A motivating programme of speakers from HomeShield, Citizens Advice Bureau, Charis Grants and NHS Cambridgeshire will be providing key information and advice on the support available to those who are in fuel poverty.
Councillor Darren Tysoe, Executive Councillor for the Environment said: “With increasing fuel prices, the problem of fuel poverty is rising up the agenda. We want to spread the key messages and support available to all, and urge as many organisations as possible to attend this event to learn how we can all work together to help those in need. This certainly isn’t an event to be missed.”
A full programme of the event is available to download from the council website by using the link on the right.
To register or to find out more on how this event can benefit you contact Heidi Field, Environmental Education and Promotion Officer on 01480 388843 or click on the link on the right to email her.