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.
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.
Getting the support of the most senior person in your organisation will help you integrate fuel poverty into everyday work.
Identify the perspectives and agendas of partners and ensure the project helps meet these.
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.
Do something different than a stall giving leaflets out – yep Bingo / Picture quiz, lucky dip, spin the wheel always with prizes - it works.