Somerset event will showcase work of WISH

Find out about fuel-poverty programme for over-50s

2 December 2010

CSE will be a hosting a ‘showcase’ event promoting the work of our Warmer Improved Somerset Homes (WISH) initiative to individuals and organisations in the social-care sector, along with householders who may benefit from what the project can offer.

The event will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 1 February 2011 in Ilminster, Somerset.

The recently expanded WISH project now covers the whole of Somerset, and offers to people over the age of 50 an in-depth advice service that integrates all aspects of fuel poverty: housing, benefits, fuel-debt services and energy efficiency, through home visits, case-work, outreach and client follow up.

The event will be a chance to hear more about the aims of the initiative, meet some people who have already benefited from one-to-one advice, and to see the types of support which caseworkers can offer their clients. There will also be opportunities to try out heating programmers, find out more about benefit entitlements, and get advice about energy bills.

“It often takes an expert energy advisor to help people with fuel debt, to help them understand their fuel bills, and to get vulnerable people the support they need,” said Bridget Newbery, who manages the WISH project for CSE. “This event will be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate to people and groups how we can help them and their members.”

If you’re interested in attending , please email wish@cse.org.uk.

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