Stay Warm, Stay Well: Fuel poverty training for frontline staff

New training is available for the Partnership’s frontline staff, delivered by Energy Action Scotland.

The Stay Well, Stay Warm course covers the impact of fuel poverty on vulnerable households, and how staff can signpost and raise awareness of support schemes and effective energy efficiency improvements.

Why is this training offered?

More than one in four people in Scotland can’t afford to heat their homes to an adequate level. For those living in fuel poverty, the consequences are ill health, discomfort, and debt. This often means choosing between heating and eating.

The course aims to:
  • improve understanding of domestic energy efficiency and the impact of fuel poverty on vulnerable, low-income households
  • raise awareness of schemes/grants and other support mechanisms for energy efficiency improvements, creating an effective means for linking those in need with the help that’s available

By equipping frontline staff with the necessary knowledge to advise and support people who access their support and services, the Stay Warm Stay Well training helps to establish sustainable solutions to many energy-related issues.

How you can help

As a member of frontline staff, your work is at the heart of our local communities. You are often engaged with vulnerable or potentially vulnerable people, and can act as a trusted intermediary between individuals and invaluable support.

Training is open to all Partnership staff – including Falkirk Council, NHS Forth Valley, and third sector partners.

Sign up

Staff should reserve their space using the Eventbrite links for their chosen date. Sessions are limited to 30 places. This course is being delivered in two parts (10am – 12pm, and 2pm – 4pm). Participants must attend both sessions to be eligible to receive a certificate for Continued Personal Development (CPD).

Training is delivered by Energy Action Scotland via Microsoft Teams.

Available dates:
Monday 28 November 2022
Friday 2 December 2022 [NEW DATE ADDED]
Monday 5 December 2022