Affordable Warmth ‘Learning Lunch’
In spite of our strong sense of community and resilient ‘can-do’ attitude, Penwith is one of the highest ranked areas in the UK for people at risk of fuel poverty as a result of low incomes and old, inefficient housing often without access to affordable forms of heating. As a result many of the people across Penwith are living in cold homes that they cannot afford to heat properly, which can lead to serious problems with health and well-being.
Penwith has a strong community network, with a range of organisations working hard to deliver services to the community. It’s vital to helping to address the serious issues of fuel poverty and fuel debt that we identify the people most likely to be struggling with unaffordable energy bills and signpost them to the support services that exist to make their homes warmer, healthier and more comfortable including grants, finance and advice.
Through the ‘Power to Penwith’ project (funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change) West Cornwall Community Renewables (WCCR) will be running a free ‘Learning Lunch’ on Thursday 26th March at Mackerel Sky Café in Penzance (45 New St, TR18 2LZ).
We understand that everyone’s time is extremely valuable so have put together a focused, relevant and accessible programme designed to fit into a long lunch break.
The session is free and will include short learning sessions from WCCR, Cornwall Council’s Private Sector Housing Team and National Energy Action and will cover:
- How to identify people at risk of fuel poverty;
- The advice, support and funding available to the people of Penwith to help make their homes warmer and more affordable;
- Tackling fuel debt;
- Simple energy advice messages.
The session will run from 12pm until 1:30pm and lunch will be provided.
Places are limited so to book yours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07795 538168.