Motherwell Community Forum, in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire, is hosting an event addressing the issues surrounding fuel poverty.
It will take place in the Glo Centre in Motherwell on Friday 27 January.
The event, which runs from 9.30am – 2.00 pm, is open to local people who want to find out more about fuel poverty and how they can make the most of their energy pound.
Presentations will be offered by the council’s fuel poverty officer and financial inclusion team, as well as from the Department of Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, to provide attendees with practical advice and information on saving money and keeping warm this winter.
A number of local organisations, like NHS Lanarkshire and Motherwell Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB); the council’s consumer and money advice teams, the Voice of Experience Forum, Carers Together, North Lanarkshire Disability Forum and a range of others will also be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance.
"This event is open to anyone who would like to attend," said Motherwell Community Forum Chair Felix Mulholland. "But to make sure we can cater for everyone, we would ask that anyone planning to come along calls us first on 01698 242649 to register.
"We can help with transportation for those with mobility needs, and we’ll be providing refreshments and a light lunch to all registered delegates. Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Project will be handing out soup packs."
He continued: "There will also be an opportunity for attendees to find out about the replacement appliance scheme.
"This is an initiative which can provide replacement appliances – like fridge freezers, cookers and washing machines – to households if they are eligible under the SSE 2011 free appliance scheme."
As the event is likely to be popular, people are urged to make sure they reserve a place.
For more information on the event, contact Clare Malone, NHS Lanarkshire Health Improvement Senior on 01698 242649.