ALEO East Midlands regional update for the ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2017

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ALEO East Midlands regional update for the ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2017

Post by ALEO Admin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:35 pm

- provided by Karen Lond, Chair of ALEO East Midlands, for the ALEO Executive meeting held on 19 January 2017.

Details of any meetings held and/or forthcoming:

The last ALEO East Midlands meeting was held on Wednesday 18 January at The John Godber Centre, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire; the venue and lunch was sponsored by E.ON.

Presentations included:
  • Chair’s Update - Karen Lond
  • Help to heat - presented by Justine Biggs, Jane McLardy and Jonathon Dyson - EON
  • ALEO East Midlands feedback on the recently published Bonfield review; we considered each of the report's recommendations and general comments were also captured: once all feedback has been collated this will be submitted to BEIS before 31 January 2017
  • HECA reporting 2017 - Qaizer Sethi from BEIS started this session with a short presentation followed by questions from LA officers. This was followed by an open discussion.
The meeting was well attended with local authority officers from across the East Midlands.

Our next ALEO East Midlands meeting is planned for 5 or 6 April 2017 - date and venue to beconfirmed.

Details of any other events held and/or forthcoming:

The next NEA East Midlands Fuel Poverty Forum will be on 9 March 2017 at Ellipse Energy in Leicester.

NEA - FREE TRAINING – Energy Awareness Half Day Course 31 January 2017 in Northampton. This half-day course is running as part of NEA's Warm Minds project which provides free training, energy advice and energy awareness-raising sessions to organisations working with individuals living with mental health issues, dementia and learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties.
Aimed at frontline practitioners and advocates to help them to provide basic energy advice to individuals they support to enable them to manage their energy and bills, access available energy efficiency measures, energy advice and other related utility services.

Any other comments, e.g. issues or barriers:

Offers of sponsorship for our ALEO East Midland meetings and free venues across the East Midlands would be appreciated: please contact or, if you are interested in sponsoring us or have a room available for a future meeting.

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