Glenelg SAVES

Glenelg SAVES have held the ‘Final Report’ launch and Short Film Premiere – a fantastic celebration of this three year project, which has been a partnership between Glenelg Shire Council, Federation University and Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership. The short film can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/167996900 and the click here for the Glenelg SAVES Executive Summary

The Glenelg SAVES Final Report can be viewed here:

Glenelg SAVES FINAL REPORT Part 1a

Glenelg SAVES FINAL REPORT Part 1b

Glenelg SAVES FINAL REPORT Part 2

Glenelg SAVES – Seniors Achieving Valuable Energy Savings – is an exciting initiative in the Home & Community Care sector of the Glenelg Shire Council. The project received funding from Australian Government Department of Industry. Glenelg SAVES uses an innovative participatory training approach to increase the skills and knowledge of the Community Support Workers (CSWs) around household energy efficiency. CSWs will implement changes in their own homes and support energy efficiency practices and improvements in the homes of their clients. In summary the project includes:

-          35 participating CSWs will receive formal home energy assessment training, together with data collection CSWs will be funded to assess their own homes for energy efficiency as well as make some improvements to the energy efficiency of their homes

-          Data will be collected pre and post the improvement being implemented

-          CSWs will then involve their clients in the project, collecting pre and post data, conducting an energy efficiency assessment of the homes and also working with the client to arrange for the installation/adjustment to improve the energy efficiency of the home

The project includes a formal consortium, consisting of the Glenelg Shire Council, Federation University (formally University of Ballarat) and the Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership, who all have made considerable financial commitment to the project, and will all work on the project throughout its duration, to March 2016.

For more information about the project, please contact Penny Fraser at penny.fraser@wdhs.net