Spreading winter warmth far & wide
As the temperature drops, our Home Energy Team have been ramping up their efforts to help people stay warm at home.
21 November 2019
Not only have the team been putting in extra shifts to cover the lines for phone advice, they’re also out on the road giving winter warmth advice and support to anyone they can, from school groups to over 65s. Here’s a snippet of what they’ve been up to:
Festive advice with the Salvation Army in Bath & Chippenham
We’ve had a flurry of events with the Salvation army in Bath & North East Somerset – singing hymns, raising money and handing out festive cheer to seniors over 65, in the form of good, solid advice on energy saving, smart meters, winter warmth and health. Read more here.
A review from one satisfied attendee was: "I've got some brilliant advice on saving money and staying warm, I may even switch from the Gas board!”
Helping landlords keep tenants warm in Weston
Joe spent the day at a drop in advice session for landlords in Weston-Super-Mare, spreading the news about funding available for first time gas central heating and how to help vulnerable tenants reduce their energy bills.
Energy workshops for schools in Gloucester
The team delivered an action-packed workshop on climate change, energy efficiency and renewable technologies for Year 5 and 6 classes at Christ Church Junior School in South Gloucester.
CSE has been offering free curriculum-aligned energy workshops to primary schools in South Gloucestershire for 5 years, funded by South Gloucestershire Council, who also declared a climate emergency earlier this year.
Here are a couple of comments from schools that have had the workshops:
“They enjoyed the interactive parts where they had to make the circuits. They could apply this to real life. This encouraged them to ask more questions.“
“Good links to everyday life i.e. which appliances use the most electricity. The global warming activity with a child as the earth heating up was a fun and memorable way of teaching the concept."