“Prioritise Me” is an exciting new training project that will help 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. Fuel poverty means when people cannot afford to heat their home or have hot water to use. 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.
On this page, you can also watch films about how to save energy and understand a little about energy tariffs. There are easy read presentations about tariffs and about switching energy companies on this page too.
We hope you find the resources easy to follow; do let us know through our contact page what you think.
The ‘Prioritise Me’ team at Speakup have developed training presentations and other resources to help everyone understand the energy market.
Here is a list of resources which can help you:
Are you on the Priority Services Register with your energy company? If you aren’t, find out how to do this and ask someone you trust to support you if you need this.
We have also produced a film about this:
Because you are staying at home, your energy bills might be higher.
Your energy supplier should be able to support you if you run into difficulty.
If you have any problems, where energy suppliers are saying they will not help, please let us know. Energy companies should help you whenever they can if you have problems paying energy bills.
When lock down ends Prioritise Me trainers we will be out and about again in Yorkshire and Humber and will be happy to arrange training sessions to suit your requirement.
Contact us if you would like us to run a session for your organisation. Stay safe.
Speakup has resources from previous energy projects that are useful when understanding energy and when thinking 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.