The sessions were held in St John the Evangelist Church in Tuebrook, Hope Centre Community Meal in Walton, Liverpool Lighthouse in Anfield and King David’s Church in Rocky Lane and were run as part of the wider Community Action Partnership, a £1.2 million community investment programme delivered across the UK by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action and British Gas, and locally in partnership with Liverpool City Council.
Jimmy Pugh, Project Development Officer, NEA said, "We were keen to come up with a new fun and interactive way to provide residents with practical advice on energy saving in the home in the form of energy quizzes and energy efficiency bingo to see what methods work the best. Residents were also offered advice from Richie Quinn, Fuel Poverty Officer, Liverpool City Council about the Free Handyperson Scheme in Liverpool and Collective Switching schemes. The sessions were a great success and we hope to roll them out to other groups within Liverpool."
Councillor Ann O’Byrne said, "The message of energy saving is vitally important to the 14% of Liverpool households who are struggling to afford to keep their homes warm and healthy. Energy bingo is a fantastic way to get these messages across and I’m delighted to support these activities and the wider Community Action Partnership."
Councillor Steve Radford said, "This is the second year we have been grateful for the support of NEA."
Victoria from Anfield attended the session at Liverpool Lighthouse and she said, "I really enjoyed the Energy Awareness Session and learned some new tips on how to save energy in the home. I was able to find about the British Gas Free Insulation Scheme to arrange a top up as well as looking into getting my water meter removed, I’m also taking part in a Collective Switch to get a better deal on my fuel bills."
NEA and Liverpool City Council would like to thank the Walton Asda store for supporting the sessions with pensioners clubs St John the Evangelist and Tuebrook Hope Centre by providing refreshments.