This project is funded by Leeds Community Foundation and the Community Partnering Fund and involves the delivery of energy efficiency advice workshops to residents within the local community of East Durham. The project is aimed at supporting local residents on low incomes and at risk of being in fuel poverty. The aim of the project is to get individuals better informed and as a result tackle high rates of fuel poverty in the area.
Each workshop lasts 2 hours and covers a range of topics including; - Understanding your rights as a customer - Reading and understanding your bills - Taking meter readings accurately - Comparing tariffs and changing to different energy suppliers - General advice and handy tips on how to save on the energy used in the house. All learners receive a buffet lunch and a goodies pack as part of the session.
If you would like to find out about workshops in your area please get in touch with Indre Kennedy (Project Coordinator) on 0191 569 3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts and more.