Join in the discussion and help implement change to improve the comfort of the deprived and elderly in their homes.
While food banks have become a modern phenomenon, other traditional providers such as the Salvation Army have also been providing support to help their users, heat and light their homes and cook food. Many of the most deprived and the elderly do not have direct access to the internet and cannot thus obtain vital information, the cost saving deals and grants, that most of us take for granted. Also many are bamboozled by the constant advertising and cold calling of suppliers and offers of loans, being easily trapped into increasing debt and cold homes.
Worse of all are the excess winter deaths estimated at over 20,000 this year across the UK, while deaths attributed directly to malnutrition and hypothermia are rare, they are considered as increasingly important contributory factors to these totals. Underpinning this dual issue of food and energy inequality is the economic marginalization of many, their families and the need to access free and impartial advice.
The Energy Saving Trust, through its Home Energy Network, provides this and much more, including financial advice and referrals to other agencies. A unique and innovative organisation to Scotland. Visit their website.
Welcome : Bill McNeil, President of the Rotary Club of Dennistoun
Grace and Light Lunch: Introduction: Mic Starbuck for Home Energy Scotland and the Energy Saving Trust
Beyond Food Banks: Independent Energy and Financial Advice
Rotarians and RSA Fellows: Stay in control of your Bills
Energy poverty: Pensioners and Vulnerable Groups
Businesses and Transport: Green Energy: Renewables and Green Homes
Discussion Groups: A plan of action,finding new ways to communicate and get things done. Local Meetings: Branded Literature and PR materials Home and Pastoral visiting Informing local Policy Agendas
Plenary Session and Close
Mic Starbuck: Events facilitator on behalf of the RSA Fellows Wellbeing Network and the Rotary Club of Dennistoun. If you are also interested in the work of the RSA and Wellbeing contact Mic at firstname.lastname@example.org
And the Energy Saving Trust to arrange a speaker Jaqueline.Mackenzie@sc.homeenergyscotland.org
Location: King's Park Hotel, 120 Mill Street, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 2LX