Make a difference, become a PEC Pal!
We are pleased to announce that our new PEC Pals training programme is starting soon.
Do you have a keen interest in social justice and improving the quality of life of residents in the city?
Do you want to improve your skills and help grow confidence in managing the risk of fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions?
Then come and join us!
In the last 5 years, our services to support residents with energy issues have grown significantly. We have helped over 12,000 households across the city and want to reach many more. We need PEC Pals, trained friends in the community, who will help us reach those in need and spread the word on the best ways to stay warm and well at home.
What does being a PEC Pal involve?
We offer a free varied training programme and on-going support to assist our PEC pals in their role. We don’t expect you to become an energy expert or know all there is to know about fuel poverty, but we will give you the knowledge to recognise signs of risk and know what to do next. You will also develop skills for working in the community, disability awareness and resolving difficult situations. You’ll also meet like-minded people and further your contribution to the local community.
What will I need to do?
All we ask is that you share our aims and principles and commit to 24 hours of free training over 8 weeks. After your first training session, you’ll be asked to come up with and agree a simple pledge that interests you, is realistic for you to achieve and is aligned with our aims. We will provide you with on-going support and ask for regular updates. Depending upon your pledge, we may help you with additional training. There will be a celebration event in early 2019.
When does it start?
We have three PEC Pals training programmes currently scheduled for 2018. Training sessions will be held at either the Copthorne Hotel or at Plymouth City Council’s Ballard House. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Click on the links below to see full dates and schedule:
Register your interest
Numbers are limited to 15 per intake, so book your space now!
If you would further details or to register your interest as a PEC Pal, please call us on 01752 477177 and ask for Justin, Clare or Jemma or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A PEC Pal can be an existing member, a frontline worker, a community leader, a corporate business representative, a time-banker, a teacher, a student, a PEC service user, a retiree; anyone who shares our aims!
Our PEC Pals programme has been made possible by funding from Big Lottery Reaching Communities and European Regional Development Funding provided through the Interreg Europe Programme.