Funded by the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme – www.energyredress.org.uk

This project will work with young people to educate and train them to engage with energy issues, providing the understanding, tools, personal support and resources that they need to make better informed choices and decisions regarding energy.

A toolkit has been developed to help youth workers integrate energy advice into their work with young people, the project will also enable social action projects to be developed by young people across Wales.

FREE VIRTUAL ENERGY TRAINING

We are currently offering FREE virtual Train the trainer sessions, all around how to use our "Save Your Energy" toolkit resource, newly developed to support young people to make energy informed choices in their homes. This toolkit has been developed as part of our "Save Your Energy" project, to enable specialist youth facing professionals embed energy and fuel support into their work with young people across Wales.

The "Save Your Energy" project aims to target young people aged 16-25 who are in some way responsible for the heating and electricity bills in their home. This includes but is not limited to young carers, young people with disabilities, young homeless people, young people with low income, young people who are not in education, employment or training, young care leavers, young people who are in further or higher education, or young people who are in a vocational training programme.

In new developments of the project, we are now offering this training to organisations in all the 22 regions across Wales.

The toolkit is filled with engaging activities and sessions for young people, giving them the tools and knowledge to be able to learn about budgeting, energy efficiency, fuel bills, and other means of support that they can access. There will also be an opportunity for young people to expand their learning and get involved with social action projects/campaigns in their community.

If you would like to express interest in this training session, or book a session for your staff team, please fill out the form below.

SAVE YOUR ENERGY PODCAST

We are now looking for young people who would like to participate in our 'SAVE YOUR ENERGY' podcast facilitated by our Projects and Youth Work Coordinator, Anna Arrieta.

Anna will be chatting to young people and youth facing professionals, about energy choices and experiences in the home, with the aim to inform, educate, and encourage others to start thinking about energy and accessing the support that they need.

If you are interested in sharing your experiences and being involved with the podcast in some way, pop Anna an email - anna@youthcymru.org.uk, or a direct message on Twitter @AnnaArrieta1 for more information!

1-2-1 SUPPORT

If you are a young person or you know of a young person who would benefit from one-to-one support/energy advice, please refer yourself or refer on behalf of someone else to Anna via the referral form below.

Anna will do her best to support you and signpost you on to partner organisations who can help you if you are struggling with any form of energy issue in the home.

If you are interested in getting involved in the programme in any other way, please contact anna@youthcymru.org.uk

Text Anna: 07776685360

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Opportunities from our partners

The Energy Saving Trust are working with the University of Sussex and University of Oxford on a research study into the link between home energy use and transport use/affordability in the UK.  As part of this work they are looking to speak to people within a 10-mile radius of Swansea city centre that are struggling with home energy costs and transport costs/access. Participants will be given a supermarket voucher worth £30 for their time.  To find out more and to register interest in participating please click the link below: