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.
Use Soft-Touch questionnaire for Evaluation and Feedback from the audience. People are put off by lengthy feedback questionnaires.
Engage with local organisations and deliver jointly sends out a stronger message that everyone is working together towards a common goal. Doing a joint event is also likely to attract a "big hitter" as a keynote speaker.
Try and get some funding for an award scheme to recognise efforts, and to celebrate and share good practice.
Seek intelligence from colleagues with previous knowledge of a particular area or organisation before making an approach.
Always ensure you consider the priorities of the person you are speaking to – with cut backs, and stretched resources tackling fuel poverty will often not be a priority. You need to make it simple to identify how action on affordable warmth could help support their wider strategic or operational aims/objectives.