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03-05-2021 by 
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We're really excited to have received funding from Northern Gas Networks to engage with young people on energy.

We will target 16-25 year olds who have responsibility for paying gas and electricity bills in their home. It will educate them around energy use and ways to reduce their costs, whilst also looking to inspire and motivate them to get involved in awareness-raising campaigns themselves.

 

 

This is really important for a number of reasons:

  • When young people start living independently, no teaching or education is given around how to use energy efficiently in the home
  • Young people are rarely prioritised in fuel poverty initiatives yet government statistics show that 1 in 4 households where the oldest person is under 25 have higher levels of fuel poverty than any other age group.
  • Young people are more likely to be living in privately rented accommodation with poorer energy efficiency standards.
  • Covid-19 is causing particular financial hardship for the under 25s who have seen the highest level of unemployment of all age groups
  • Under 25s have suffered more with their mental health than any other age group throughout the pandemic

We will work to improve knowledge and understanding of energy use in the home, including around how much things cost to run and ways to save energy, as well as how to shop around to get the cheapest deals and the grants and support that are available to help with energy bills.

We can support any young person through this project but are particularly keen to reach the following groups: 

  • Care leavers
  • Young carers
  • Young people with a mental or physical disability
  • Young parents
  • Young people moving into their first tenancy
  • Young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training)
  • Young people on a low income

 

Join us to find out more!

If you work with any of these groups of young people, then join us on Zoom to find out more about the project and to talk about how we can work together to reach our target group:

Date:  Wednesday 19th May

Time:  10 - 11.30am

Book your place: http://bit.ly/youngpeopleenergy

 

 

 

 

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