We have been delivering our Improving Health through Warmer Homes (IHTWH) course for nearly 20 years. Over 4,500 Nurses, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Home Care Assistants and Housing and Advice Center staff are better prepared to spot the signs of fuel poverty and refer individuals to practical services that will make a difference to their home, health and well being.
What does the course cover?
Our course is designed to introduce health professionals and frontline staff to the major public health issue of fuel poverty and excess winter deaths, caused by the inability to afford to stay warm.
Individuals attending the course will be shown how to spot the signs of fuel poverty and how to make a referral to the Healthy Housing Service to access the range of energy, housing and health interventions to improve the thermal efficiency of the home, reduce fuel bills and improve health and well being.
What’s the course set up?
- It’s only 45 minutes and is free
- The format is an informal presentation followed by time for any questions
- It is delivered at a time and place that suits your team – typically in a team meeting, so no travel costs for you!
- Improving Health through Warmer Homes typically receives excellent feedback from front line staff
Feedback from our trainees:
“Fantastic and informative information, thank you”.
“Very useful, I did not know you did so much”.
“Thank you for the update, it was very useful and a good refresher”.
“It’s the second time I’ve had a session and it was really useful in reminding us of the services available”.
How can I book a training session?
Please contact Healthy Housing’s Project Officer Jenalle Anderson and she will be happy to help.
Telephone: 0115 985 3009