The Cold to Cosy Homes team here at CAfS are announcing a brand new roster of free training sessions for people interested in becoming a Cold to Cosy Champion.

The training will give you (or relevant members of your team or community) a thorough understanding of the service, how to refer clients and what their customer journey will be. You’ll be able to fully explain the service to clients and help them to access this fantastic free support for vulnerable individuals.

Cold to Cosy Homes offers clear advice and practical help on how to save energy in your home – including free draught proofing and energy saving equipment, LED bulbs, advice on energy tariffs and referrals for other improvements.

The service has been an enormous success, helping Cumbrian households over the last winter. We’re now planning for the cold weather coming again and have new, ambitious targets to reach even more homes.

To help us reach as many households as possible we work with an expanding group of Cold to Cosy Champions who can share info about the service or refer clients. Many champions are frontline workers who help and care for others in their job, some are volunteers in their communities who attend events and look out for their neighbours and some are simply those who let their friends and relatives know that the service is available.

You don’t need to be an energy expert and no prior knowledge is required to turn you into a Cold to Cosy champion!

The free training sessions for Champions will be held via zoom link with several dates available. These are:

Friday 4th September 2020 -10:00 – 11:30

Tuesday 15th September 2020 – 10:00 – 11:30

Thursday 24th September 2020 – 10:00 – 11:30

Monday 5th October 2020- 14:00 – 15:30

Thursday 22nd October 2020 – 11:00 – 12:30

If you can’t make any of the sessions , we can run an extra one to suit. Please email cosyhomes@cafs.org.uk or call 01768 216500 to register an interest in this training instead.