Held on Wednesday 27th January 2021.

This webinar is about fuel poverty and food insecurity. What it means and how to help those who are living in these conditions, practical solutions to help you support vulnerable people in your community to stay warm, safe and healthy.

  • Grants
  • Priority Service Register
  • Debt Advice
  • Food Banks
  • Staying safe and warm in your home

The FUEL POVERTY resources and recording from this training session are available to those who attended, should you wish to find out more or join our next session on this topic,
then please contact joanna.keats@dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk

Further Links:
Quick fixes to speeding up your broadband during lockdown.
Lockdown Updates and Guidance Presentation Slides.
Food Insecurity Presentation Slides.
Chat Questions Answered and Links.
Our Funding Update can be found within our COVID-19 support section by clicking here.

The workshop is followed-up with a resource pack that is mailed to each attendee, to aid ease of signposting and to provide further information to share with their clients.

This workshop is especially useful for anyone supporting vulnerable people and families. Anyone who is struggling financially (real or perceived poverty) is at risk of keeping their heating lowered to save money or going without food, which can have serious health consequences. There are ways to support people to cut their fuel bills and to save energy and improve access to food, without having to learn complicated skills, there is also advice and support out there that many people don’t know. The training is supported by Citizens Advice (Nationally) through the Big Energy Saving Network.

Covid 19 is affecting all of us in one way or another. Most of us would like to see our friends but have plenty of food and we are warm in our homes. What do people do if they can’t afford to buy food, or because they are self-isolating and can’t get out to get food? It’s simple, they skip meals or don’t eat for a couple of days. This is food insecurity.

Resources:

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