The aims of the Switching Off Poverty Programme are:
1. To identify and assist peoples/families with young children living in low-income households or suffering as a result of fuel poverty to obtain detailed energy advice and fuel debt assistance so as to enable them to fully understand their fuel status in relation to their overall economic position. Where possible, they will be registered to embark upon and complete a 3-step programme (please see delivery details below) to enable them to begin actively tracking and tackling their household energy costs, maximise their incomes and become self-sufficient in maintaining energy savings for the future.
2. To enable families with young children and without any previous awareness/knowledge of how to save on energy costs, work as a family to develop long-term energy and monetary savings within the home. A special emphasis will be made identifying single-parent families struggling with low income households.
3. To train local parents, existing Community Champions and frontline advice/adult-teaching staff in partnering organisations about fuel poverty; how to identify at-risk families; what tools/assistance is available; and how to impart help and guidance following the end of the programme.
Expected Number of Individuals : 240
Expected Number of Households : 200
Trustees Meetings : 24/03/2015
Funding Amount Approved : 34569