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.
Research the local policy and strategic landscape – identify where benefits could be galvanised through fuel poverty work and utilise this to encourage engagement with the services/support being offered.
Make sure there's a need for and interest in training on fuel poverty before you commit.
Use Soft-Touch questionnaire for Evaluation and Feedback from the audience. People are put off by lengthy feedback questionnaires.
Carefully manage expectations from the offset.
Terminology is important – many people don't understand the term 'fuel poverty' - so use words they can understand like 'keeping your home warm', 'struggling to pay your energy bill' etc.