[V]olunteers and employees who support people who are vulnerable or on a low income can take up free training to help clients reduce their energy bills.
At the two-hour session in Kendal on Tuesday 27 February, attendees will learn how to ensure clients are getting all the discounts and support they’re entitled and check for a cheaper tariff for their gas and electricity. The training will also share advice on how clients can use less energy, from reducing draughts to the way they use their home appliances.
“It’s ideal for anyone who works with older people, those with disabilities, people leaving hospital, those on a low income or struggling with their energy bills,” said the organiser, Frankie O’Keeffe from Cumbria Action for Sustainability.
“This practical workshop will give volunteers and employees the skills to make a big difference to the people they support now that winter is here, helping to make their homes warmer and safer.”
The training is free thanks to funding from South Lakeland District Council, and no prior knowledge is needed. If fully booked, those from South Lakes will be given priority.
Anyone who’d like to find out more or book a place can email [email protected] or call 01768 210276.