Online resource hub for UK community stakeholders of any level.
Our aim for this site is to allow free access to resources, knowledge and contacts to enable people, no matter what their experience level, challenge the issues of fuel poverty in the areas they work and live in. Assisting them to make sustainable changes in their communities.
Of course, you can dive straight into the Resources and Downloads section of the site but you may feel a little guidance may be in order. This is your site and we want you to get everything you need from it but to start you off we have a few suggestions for you depending on which area you identify with.
Make your activity relevant to your audience. Help them visualise what they can save financially, give them a need to make savings.
Make it more of a social occasion tea and biscuits or if budget allows sandwiches – getting people to relax is the way for them to open up and are a lot more receptive.
Identify the perspectives and agendas of partners and ensure the project helps meet these.
Leadership - Try to get your senior managers to embed fuel poverty objectives into appraisals - if you're going to be appraised on it you are more likely to deliver action.
Training - Training internal staff from your organisation to raise awareness of the issue of affordable warmth is just as relevant as getting the message out to external stakeholders. This doesn't have to be formal training – you can use short briefing sessions/newsletters/social media etc.