Fuel Poverty Action
National Energy Action in partnership with British Gas developed and delivered a comprehensive community investment programme across eight localities in England and Wales between April 2014 and March 2016. We named it the Community Action Partnership (CAP).
The wider aim of the Community Action Partnership was to work with local authorities and partners to bring affordable energy to residents through practical activities and the evaluation of their impact on improving individuals lives and the prosperity of communities.
For each objective we designed a toolkit of practical deliverable activities for use by local authorities and partners. In the initial stages we worked with each locality to identify the unique challenges they faced and create tailored action plans for their specific identified objectives.
Frontline Staff Trained
Community Action Plans
Community action plans were created with partners to provide documented strategy, planning, scheduling and KPI measurement for all of the fuel poverty tackling deliverables within a locality. Using action plans, community stakeholders were able to independently deploy their initiatives with ongoing review, support and guidance from the CAP coordinators.
Identify Strategic Objectives
Help partners identify and document key strategic objectives within their locality
Provide advice and insight on local and national legislation and programmes
Fuel Poverty Initiative Planning
Planning, scheduling & logistical assistance for fuel poverty tackling initiative partners
Ongoing Advice & Insight
Impart information and updates on multiple factors that affect initiative development
Practical Support & Networks
Provide ongoing support & access to further networks for partners and local authorities
KPI Framework & Measurement
Develop & monitor KPIs frameworks and advise partners on parameter changes
Below are examples of the type of community initiative against fuel poverty that the community action plans supported. Activities were measured against performance indicators along the way to ensure that delivery was responsive to changes in locality situation, legislation and funding.Help Me Start My Own Initiative