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Fuel Poverty, Health Impacts and Assistance

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Date(s) - 27/09/2021
9:15 am - 12:00 pm

DURATION : This half-day (3 hour) course is fully funded and facilitated by National Energy Action, Level 6, West One, Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne.


27 September 2021 – 9.15am registration for a 9.30am start, finish at 12noon.

30 September 2021 – 1.15pm registration for a 1.30pm start, finish at 4pm


This free course is designed for frontline staff and volunteers working with new and expectant families who want to learn about fuel poverty, its causes, and links with physical and mental wellbeing.


The course looks at the causes and impacts of fuel poverty with a focus on the health impacts in pregnancy and for new-born babies. It aims to help delegates identify those likely to be at risk from cold homes and signpost to assistance.



  • causes of fuel poverty and health impacts, especially in pregnancy and early months / years of life
  • causes of and remedies for condensation dampness, to maintain health and wellbeing for young babies and children
  • avoiding heat loss in the home
  • grants and other forms of assistance


  • Fuel Poverty indicators and the causes of fuel poverty
  • Identifying those at risk, by understanding risk factors and triggers
  • The health impacts of cold, damp homes in pregnancy and early years
  • The causes of condensation dampness / mould and actions that can be taken to avoid this
  • Assistance and sources of advice available to those struggling to heat their home adequately


There are only 20 places available on each of the above courses.

Click here to register your interest.  You will be emailed if you are successful in getting place.