Birmingham Disability Resource Centre helping reduce risk of fuel poverty.
Birmingham Disability Resource Centre is working with the ScottishPower Foundation and other partners to help disabled people across the West Midlands access vital energy efficiency support, reducing the risk of fuel poverty.
The charity is working with a number of partners including ScottishPower Foundation and the NEA through the Warm and Safe Home Campaign Award to deliver workshops, advice and tailored learning materials to people with disabilities or long-term conditions across the West Midlands.
Steve Moralee, Head of Partnerships and Business Development says “It’s fantastic to be working with the ScottishPower Foundation as it allows us to offer tailored and bespoke opportunities to more local disabled people who need our help.
“Unfortunately in some cases, people with disabilities have not been provided adequate support to best utilise the fuel that they’re using or to maximise their income. We hope our work will change this.”
Ann McKechin, Trustee and Executive Officer of the ScottishPower Foundation, added: “We’re delighted to assist the valuable community work being carried out by the Disability Resource Centre. We know that people with disabilities are more likely to be impacted by fuel poverty but with the right tools and energy efficiency support we know that we can make a real positive difference to their lives.”
To find out more about DRC’s energy efficiency programmes, they are running an awareness day on Friday 15th February to coincide with Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, 10.30am-2.00pm, at DRC’s Information, Health and Wellbeing Centre in Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 0LD.
The event – run in partnership with Scottish Power Foundation and NEA – will discuss what energy efficiency support DRC and partners can offer and the impact they are having in the local community. There will also be a guest speaker to discuss issues at a policy level and there will be lunch and networking with the chance for people to get advice.