CAP In Liverpool

A Broad Ranging Plan to Tackle Fuel Poverty

Liverpool City Council was committed to developing a broad-ranging plan to tackle fuel poverty that integrated well with existing strategic initiatives. This involved the development and delivery of practical activities alongside a policy focussed conference and local communications which helped engage senior leaders and decision makers.

Liverpool: Household Fuel Poverty

Using the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) definition of fuel poverty, 14.4% of Liverpool householders are in fuel poverty which is 29,484 households. Liverpool is ranked 20th out of 326 local authority areas in England, so CAP were keen to get involved and make a difference.

Challenges: Excess Winter Deaths

In 2011/12, Liverpool recorded 170 excess winter deaths - ranked 10th out of 326 local authority areas in England EWD. Whilst excess winter death figures are reducing in Liverpool, down from 320 in 2008/09, there is still an urgent need to address the issue of the additional number of people who die in the winter months compared with the rest of the year.

Reduce fuel costs for the fuel poor

Grants and subsidies checklists for key workers to assist those in receipt of key benefits.

Increase housing energy efficiency

Energy saving hints and tips delivered to those targeted by the Liverpool partners.

Reduce Fuel Costs for all

Grants and subsidies checklists for key workers to assist those who are not in receipt of benefits.

Solutions & Deliverables

The Community Action Partnership with Liverpool provided a wide range of practical and strategic support to Liverpool City Council and its partners to progress affordable warmth activity across the City.

The action plan developed with Liverpool City Council and its partners sought to meet the objectives outlined above by;

  • Developing a bespoke 'vulnerability' training course for frontline staff.
  • In partnership with Energy Projects Plus, developed and delivered a Fuel Poverty Summit for key fuel poverty stakeholders.
  • Providing access to NEA's online fuel poverty and health training course for 7 local organisations and developed a bespoke version for elected members.
  • Developing and testing a range of interactive community resources.
  • Producing a strategic overview for VIRIDIS.
  • Providing advice to Liverpool householders at the City's annual Winter Fair.
  • Developing a local communications plan for the Community Action Partnership programme.
  • Providing NEA's City & Guilds accredited Energy Awareness training.


Over the duration of CAP, we're proud to report the following accomplishments:


Community Events


People Reached


Stakeholders Reached


Frontline Staff Trained

Leading The Fight

We really proud of what the stakeholders and ourselves have managed to achieve. Making a difference in communities of interest by working together to tackle fuel poverty. Our hard work has allowed us to better understand community needs and build relationships between residents, community leaders, local authorities and charities.

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