National Energy Action Conference 2017

Full report here NEA Conference

Read the full conference notes from Bev Wilson who attended the National Energy Action (NEA) Charity Conference in September 2017

Key points that hit home for Cornwall

Jenny Saunders – Chief Executive  of NEA identified the need to aim for long term support.  Work must continue with families especially rural homes by

  • replacing broken boilers for people who have been without heating for years,
  • work with landlords to reduce fuel poverty and improve households and
  • provide affordable heat for all

Work and Health

We presented our work and health approach at the National Public Health England Conference, stressing the need for co-ordination of organisations.  We stressed that an unhealthy workforce slows the economy

  • lost productivity,
  • reduces income tax receipts,
  • increases in long-term sickness
  • and increases healthcare costs.

Whenever an out-of-work claimant moves into a job at the Living Wage, the local economy benefits on average by £14,436

Professor Richard Parish, Non Executive Director of PHE with Cllr Cecilia Motely, RSN Chair

Dr Rashmi Shukla, PHE Director

Improving work health for a healthy economy was highlighted at the PHE Conference

“A healthy population is the engine of a healthy economy, says Public Health England’s (PHE) Chief Executive.   Speaking at the opening of PHE’s annual conference, Duncan Selbie said we must look further than the NHS if we are to ensure everyone has a fair chance of good health.   PHE believes that health and wealth are 2 sides of the same coin. Having a job is the key to a long, happy and healthy life.

PHE and Healthy Working Futures, a workplace health provider, has set out advice for SMEs, which account for 60% of private sector employment.   Details in link attached.

Free Winter Safety Events

Free electric blanket safety checks, small home appliance testing £1 per item.

Free fire safety and community police, smart warmth and nuisance call blocker advice.  Click here for more information Poster 2017


Creative Connections – Series of Free Workshops

Feel like getting crafty in Helston and the Lizard area, call to book your place for these exciting sessions.  Jayne, Laura and Mel will be running the sessions




‘Home-owning hopelessness’ as private renters fear they’ll never get on property ladder

Nearly two thirds (59 per cent) of private renters on the lowest incomes in England never expect to buy their own property because they won’t be able to afford one, as councils warn of the nation’s growing “home-owning hopelessness”.  Full report here

Helston goes Crafty 

Inclusion Cornwall will be supporting the crafty project of Jayne, Mel and Laura funded by Awards for All, Lottery.  The project will commence in September for older and often lonely members of the communities in and around Helston.  Watch out for more details