Enfield


CAP In Enfield

Strength in Structure

Enfield Council and its partners embraced the objectives of CAP and used the programme to develop strong, lasting relationships and frameworks to tackle fuel poverty. This strength in structure, along with the development of referral networks, capacity building and supporting community events combined to produce a robust foundation on which to tackle fuel poverty long into the future.

Enfield: Household Fuel Poverty

Using the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) definition of fuel poverty, 8.8% (10,077 households) of Enfield householders are in fuel poverty – ranked 119th out of 326 local authority areas in England and 17th of the 33 London boroughs.

Challenges:

Sustainable Strategy

Develop a governance structure for fuel poverty activity in Enfield which is sustainable and accountable.

Establish and Nurture Networks

Engage a broad coalition of stakeholders to produce a multi-agency action plan to tackle fuel poverty.

Community Effectiveness

To engage directly with householders, demonstrating to partners the effectiveness of community-based activity.

Solutions & Deliverables

The action plan developed with Enfield Council and its partners sought to meet the objectives outlined above by;

  • Providing advice to Enfield householders at Enfield Over 50's Forum's annual Older People's Day event.
  • Assisting Enfield Council and its partners to develop an affordable warmth strategy for the borough.
  • Working with key contacts to engage key health sector partners in the fuel poverty programme.
  • Working with local agencies to agree and refine a workable referral system and providing briefing sessions for frontline staff.
  • Providing 2 x NEA's City & Guilds accredited Energy Awareness training and a Train the Trainer course.
  • Attending community events to provide advice to local householders.

Accomplishments

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


14

Community Events


648

People Reached


178

Stakeholders Reached


86+

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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