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National Energy Action launch project to support refugees to keep warm and safe homes

Empowered by Energy, a project run by the National Energy Action (NEA) to support refugees and asylum seekers to ensure they can keep warm and safe when living independently is looking for participants to take part in its pilot project.

The pilot project will provide a programme of free interactive workshops for refugees and asylum seekers to empower them with energy saving advice, whilst also setting them up with healthy energy habits for the future.

The project will provide organisations with:

  • A programme of free interactive workshops that consist of 4 x weekly workshop sessions for 10 refugees and/or asylum seekers who are living independently.
  • Practical resources for participants to use and keep
  • A free ‘energy hamper’ worth approx. £75 for all participants who complete the workshop programme
  • The option to host a Community Energy Fun Day to provide advice to more families and fun, educational activities for children of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Access to a free half-day energy efficiency training course for frontline staff
  • A limited crisis fund for refugees and asylum seekers living independently who are unable to afford to top-up their energy meter.

For more details about the programme contact NEA on 0207 250 8326 or email:[email protected] .