Home Energy Scotland launches online workshops

Home energy use will be affected by people staying home to avoid picking up coronavirus – free resource available to help organisations support local people remotely

Many people will see their energy costs rise because of the extra time spent at home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with Ofgem warning of the potential of an impending 'bill shock' to hit UK consumers, with only 35% of consumers having considered the impact of COVID-19 on their energy bills.

To help organisations and local groups support and stay connected with service users, volunteers and indeed colleagues who are at home more due to the pandemic, Home Energy Scotland has developed a series of virtual workshops. They are free, interactive and easy to join - all colleagues need is an internet connection and a laptop or tablet. Our workshops cover a range of topics, including:

• Saving energy at home

• Saving water at home

• Travelling sustainably

By joining our online workshops, you can learn how to become more energy efficient whilst staying at home longer, reduce your impact on the environment and save money on your fuel bills. Learning as a group online is a great way to help people feel connected with others, which can in turn help improve health and wellbeing.

Fully funded by the Scottish Government, Home Energy Scotland expert trainers deliver the sessions at a time which suits you and tailor the workshops to suit your needs. Workshops typically last 45 minutes and are interactive, with the chance to ask questions.

For more information and to arrange a workshop for your team, contact Jill Kirkham at Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or email partnership@sc.homeenergyscotland.org