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 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.
In a local scheme added value can be achieved by integrating work on energy, financial inclusion and the health and care agendas.
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.
When dealing with a group of combined authorities, gaining consensus on what activities to deliver can be challenging. It may therefore be best to go in with a list of suggested activities / outcomes.