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“Prioritise Me” is an exciting new training project that will enable people with lived experience, together with Inclusion Workers from Speakup and collaborative partners, to train people with learning disabilities and autistic people about the energy market and how to understand it.

 

This innovative accessible training supports people to live as independently as possible, with increased knowledge of how to stay warm and out of fuel poverty. The training will be fun, including experiential learning (role play), to give an understanding of how to speak to energy providers, ask about the Priorities Services Registers and to get the best possible deal.

We are creating resources including a short film which will be available to all organisations who work with vulnerable people nationwide.

Speakup is working alongside graphic designers and university partners to develop ideas for accessible smart meters and easy read bills that will be easier to use for people with learning disabilities and autisic people. “Prioritise Me” will build on this work, piloting new ideas and  technologies.

“Prioritise Me” will support, signpost and enable people with learning disabilities and autistic people to contact their energy provider and ensure that they are included in a Priority Services Register.

 

Through our work, we know that only 1 in 75 people knew about these registers. We plan to change this by supporting a number of vulnerable people to gain access to these registers.

 

If you are not on the Priority Services Register with your energy provider, you are entitled to be because you have a learning disability or are autistic. Ring your energy provider and get registered!

 

Speakup has resources from previous energy projects that are useful when understanding energy and when thinking about saving energy.

Speakup has resources from previous energy projects that are useful when understanding energy and when thinking about saving energy.

 

Here are the resources:

Watch the film below – it will give you some good ideas about saving energy

We have developed easy read materials to help people with learning disabilities understand energy efficiencies and stay out of the energy poverty trap. 

 

Click here to download