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What role can RSLs play in helping to tackle fuel poverty?

17 and 18 March, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

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The Wise Group Home Energy Advice Team (HEAT) provides in-home energy support for households in fuel poor areas. HEAT links closely with a number of RSLs to work in partnership to identify tenants impacted by fuel poverty and refer them for support.  

Jim Percival and Evelyn Rimmer from the Wise Group will lead a session at this year’s SFHA Development and Procurement Conference on the role RSLs can play in helping to tackle fuel poverty and achieve the most effective ways to reach vulnerable households.  

They will also look at community benefits and CSR programmes and how the Wise Group can support organisations with these. 

Jim Percival has worked with the Wise Group for over six years and within the energy sector for over 43 years. Jim manages a number of fuel poverty projects across a wide geographical area that includes Glasgow, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire. He is driven to identify and engage with households who are impacted by fuel poverty. 

Evelyn has worked with the Wise Group for one year, leading on the development and growth of its employment and skills programmes. She has over 25 years’ experience of working in development and operational roles across the enterprise, employment and skills sectors for a wide range of organisations, including housing, charities, and welfare to work organisations.

The Development Conference takes place on 17 March and is directly followed by the Procurement Conference on 18 March, also taking place at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.   

The delegate fees start at £229 for SFHA members (£319 for non-members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments.      

When you book to attend both the Development Conference and Procurement Conference, the cost is £395 – a saving of £63.       

If you book three places, you can bring a colleague for free.      

For more information or to book your place at the conference, please visit the what’s on section of the SFHA website.

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