Heat for Health

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Heat for Health was a 15 month MSOPC initiative (January 2016 – March 2017), funded by a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust. Working in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council, Mid Sussex Wellbeing and West Sussex County Council,  the aim was to reduce the incidence of living in fuel poverty in Mid Sussex for those aged 65+ or under 5.

Soon you will find more information on the project results.

  • Ring the Heat for Health number 01444 477191 or email heat@midsussex.gov.uk for more information.

This telephone number and email address above takes you through to the Wellbeing Team at the Mid Sussex District Council, a partner of the Heat for Health initiative. The number and email will still be operational after 31 March when MSOPC’s involvement come to an end. MSOPC’s key role in the project is to reach more older people helping them to understand the connection between heat and health and letting them know about the help and support that is available. Help and support will continue to be available and Mid Sussex District Council will continue to be able to provide information about it.

Do a self assessment:

  • Check the temperature of your room!  Too cold and you risk your health – too hot there’s the additional risk of spending too much on your heating.  Pick up your copy of a room thermometer card from the Mid Sussex Wellbeing Team, your local  Children and Family Centre or the libraries.  A copy of the booklets will provide hints and tips about how to stay warm, stay well and save money – with useful telephone numbers and websites. Or visit the affordable warmth pages of the MSDC for more information.  You can view and download them by clicking in the blue links below.

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Heat for Health Adult Room thermometer card

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  • Try the Heat for Health eLearning

In partnership with National Energy Action the Heat for Health project now has an e-learning module available for those working in Mid Sussex with an interest in fuel poverty. The eLearning course includes content on ‘how to spot signs of fuel poverty’, advice and a quiz.

The course can be accessed via the following website http://www.nea-training.co.uk/lms

You will be asked to create a new account if you are not already registered. You will also be asked for an enrolment key which is, MsmB/16auh.

c) Join the Mid Sussex Fuel Poverty Network – to find out how and lots more about the initiative please have a read of the latest update.  Click on the blue link below.

Mid Sussex Fuel Poverty Network Update

  • Ring the Heat for Health number 01444 477191 or email heat@midsussex.gov.uk if you would like help.

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