We want to help as many people as possible, and our team of Energy Champions help us do that. You can be an energy champion simply by sharing details of our service with your clients, your colleagues, or in your own community. Attending our free session will help you to support your contacts to get warmer, dryer, less draughty homes to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, and of course lower their energy bills.

Our one hour session will cover the background to the service, what the service includes, the health, social and financial benefits, and who is eligible. It will show you how to refer to our service, and the client journey, from the point of referral to ongoing support. Last but not least, it will outline the benefits to you, the Energy Champion referring people to our free service. On completion, you’ll have all the information you need to share information about Cold to Cosy Homes with your clients, patients, and contacts to make sure the people you support can benefit from it. We’ll give you access to a social media toolkit to enable you to share online, plus short snippets that could be submitted to local parish newsletters, and posters and leaflets for you to share.

Our information session is for frontline, public facing workers, healthcare professionals, carers, social workers, or anyone in an employed or voluntary role which involves dealing with people who might benefit from having a warmer home and lower energy bills. Previous delegates have been attached to Age UK, Citizens Advice, local councils, housing departments, social housing providers, healthcare providers, care organisations and the fire service.

Through Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria, we’ve helped over 5,000 Cumbrian households to make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat. If you’d like to help even more, you could support householders by making the initial phone call with them or by completing the online referral on their behalf. Some energy champions even join the advice call if a householder has no other support and needs this kind of help.

To see our forthcoming Energy Champions Information Sessions, and all of CAfS events, click here.

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