Fuel poverty training

Home Energy Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders, will be running training sessions in September for local organisations.

The Reducing the Impact of Fuel Poverty in Scotland training will provide an insight into fuel poverty and the impact this has on people’s health. Participants will find out how to identify a household in fuel poverty and how to signpost them for further help on locally and nationally.

The training is open to anyone working with households in the Scottish Borders, including third sector organisations.  It is particularly relevant to those who work with groups more vulnerable to fuel poverty, such as families with children under 16, older people, disabled people, single occupancy households, pregnant women and households in rural areas.

The sessions will be held on the following dates, all from 10.30am-1pm:

  • Eyemouth – Tuesday 13th September
  • Hawick – Wednesday 14th September
  • Galashiels – Monday 19th September

For more information or to book a place, contact the Joint Health Improvement Team on  01835 825970 or health.improvement@borders.scot.nhs.uk