Winterton Disabled Group


Warming Up Britain Case Study

Energy Awareness & Wattage Game

Energy awareness and Wattage Game session at Winterton Methodist Church Hall

  • Organiser: Winterton Disabled Group
  • Type: Workshop
  • Location: Winterton
  • Duration: Half day
  • Budget: £100

Event Summary

General energy efficiency advice was given to attendees in the form of the ‘guess the wattage’ game and items, such as energy efficient light bulbs and room thermometers, were distributed to raise awareness of the cost benefits of being more energy efficient.

Leaflets were also distributed, from local organisations, such as North Lincolnshire Council (with some in large print), which provided information on who to call for energy advice and financial support.

Other organisations from the community were invited to attend and display their work and activities to raise awareness. Some of those in attendance were Carers Support Centre, Winterton Care Campaign Group, The Poirier Foundation and Winterton Senior Forum.

In order to ensure that the event was accessible and could be attended by the most people possible, an accessible minibus was hired from Age UK.

Budget £100

In total, the event cost £99.95 which was spent on the following things:

Printing of posters and quiz - £9

Hall hire - £16

Accessible transport - £49.95

Refreshments - £25

What format did the event take?

A 2-hour energy awareness session held at Winterton Methodist Church Hall (the church is famous for its delicious cakes and so was a good place to have as a venue!)

How was the event promoted?

Posters were put in key locations in the town and announcements made at church services (at the church the session was due to be held). There was also an article promoting the session put in the church magazine, on the Town Council website, on Winterton Disabled Group’s website. Social media was also used to promote the session, as well as the local press and radio stations. Winterton Disabled Group also have a monthly article in the "Out n' About in Winterton Community" magazine (which is distributed free to all households and businesses in the area).

Attendee Feedback & Outcomes

48 people were in attendance at the awareness session.

Attendees had expressed their experience as being informative and that it had been done in a ‘great and friendly atmosphere’. Overall the feedback was extremely positive.

  • Increased confidence and knowledge around energy efficiency and affordable warmth
  • Households have gained contact details of other organisations that they could contact for additional support

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