A new community programme has been developed which will support the residents of Stoke-on-Trent in an attempt to keep their homes warm.
Community Energy Fit offers people who are currently unemployed the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills and work as part of a team to raise awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency and how to access grants and services for homes.
Participants can take part in an initial half-day energy efficiency awareness course and then be given the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills through additional training which could lead to a nationally recognised qualification.
At either stage, those involved can opt to become fully-fledged volunteer Community Energy Champions, able to pass on their knowledge to others and help local people reduce their fuel bills.
People interested in the scheme can contact the organisers NEA on 0191 2692931 to secure places on the courses in the city.
There is the opportunity to enhance your CV with new skills which may support you in your search for future employment with the possibility of a national qualification to add to your resume.
Alongside this there is the opportunity to learn new skills which can be put into practice locally, enabling you to help the community at large.