Energy Efficiency Training for Oxfordshire frontline workers

Aspire is facilitating access to NEA (National Energy Action) energy efficiency training for frontline workers across Oxfordshire, as part of the first set of recommendations we are actioning following a recent feasibility study exploring Inclusive Community Retrofit.

Training will be delivered via online learning modules, with a facilitated session in late February 2023.

If you are supporting individuals as a frontline worker, in Oxfordshire, please complete the following form to register your interest in accessing this training opportunity:

Please find below a summary of included training options:


1. Introduction to Domestic Energy Efficiency

Designed to provide a basic introduction to domestic energy efficiency for frontline staff providing householders with energy efficiency advice.

Course aim

The course aims to make delegates aware of how householders may be able to use their energy more efficiently and reduce possible waste whilst still maintaining a warm and comfortable home.

Course objectives

Explain:

  • heating systems and controls
  • top tips for saving electricity
  • heat loss in the home and insulation methods
  • sources of advice and assistance

Link to NEA course page.


2. Tackling the Cold

This course is designed for frontline staff working with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from cold weather. It will consider the impacts of the cold on health and identify sources of assistance and advice to help householders prepare for cold weather.

Course audience

Tackling the Cold is designed for frontline staff working with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from cold weather.

Objectives

  • explain the risks posed by the cold
  • explain practical ways of preparing for cold weather
  • explain heat loss in the home
  • explain sources of advice and assistance for achieving a warmer home

Link to NEA course page


3. Fuel Poverty and Mental Health

The physical impacts of a cold, damp home are significant and righty highlighted, but the mental effects of fuel poverty should not be overlooked. This course is designed for frontline staff who work with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from living in cold and damp homes. It covers the impacts that living in fuel poverty can have on individuals’ mental health.

Course audience

This course is designed for frontline staff coming into contact with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from living in cold and damp homes.

Objectives

  • Explain fuel poverty definitions
  • Explainthe fuel poverty risk factors
  • Explain the impacts of the cold on mental health
  • Explain how to tackle fuel poverty
  • Explain sources of advice and assistance for achieving a warmer home

Link to NEA course page