Barking and Dagenham


CAP in Barking and Dagenham

Responding to Local Needs

CAP supported the development of an affordable warmth action plan for Barking & Dagenham from which activities were subsequently supported through the programme. This flexible approach facilitated new activity in the Borough such as a focus on support for Communities of Interest and training for Environmental Health Officers.

Barking and Dagenham: Household Fuel Poverty

Using the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) definition of fuel poverty and figures produced by DECC 2012), over 11.6% of Barking householders are in fuel poverty which equates to over 5364 households and 9.1% of Dagenham and Rainham householders are in fuel poverty which equates to over 3703 households.

Challenges:

Building Bigger & Stronger Networks

Enhanced support to effectively assist customers, particularly those in fuel poverty or at risk of fuel poverty.

Reduce Fuel Costs for all

Grants and subsidies checklists for key workers to assist those who are not in receipt of benefits.

Raising Awareness and targeting

Raise awareness amongst agencies who visit individuals in their homes and raise awareness amongst service users.

Solutions & Deliverables

The action plan developed with Barking & Dagenham Council sought to meet the objectives outlined above by;

  • Facilitating the development of an affordable warmth action plan for the borough.
  • Delivering NEA's City & Guilds accredited Energy Awareness training and Fuel Debt Advice in the Community courses.
  • Providing support for Communities of Interest through bespoke action plans and the delivery of awareness raising sessions.
  • Delivering energy awareness raising sessions to frontline staff.
  • Supporting residents with information and advice at local community events.
  • Developing and delivering a bespoke training to Environmental Health Officers on the Housing Health & Safety Rating Scheme (HHSRS).
  • Raising awareness of fuel poverty and the assistance available through the Landlords Forum.

Accomplishments

Over the duration of CAP, we're proud to report the following accomplishments:


10

Community Events


327

People Reached


139

Stakeholders Reached


329+

Frontline Staff Trained

Leading The Fight

We really proud of what the stakeholders and ourselves have managed to achieve. Making a difference in communities of interest by working together to tackle fuel poverty. Our hard work has allowed us to better understand community needs and build relationships between residents, community leaders, local authorities and charities.


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