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.
Communicating your efforts - don't forget the importance of communicating and celebrating what you are doing. Utilise all avenues available eg newsletters/press releases/personal stories to highlight the issue/social media.
Identify the perspectives and agendas of partners and ensure the project helps meet these.
Do something different than a stall giving leaflets out – yep Bingo / Picture quiz, lucky dip, spin the wheel always with prizes - it works.
Enlist the support of Energy Champions to participate in Focus Groups on Energy Issues. Specific board members of the Residence Association are also very keen to spread the message to neighbouring Associations. The engagement with officers from the Local Authority as a stakeholder is crucial to providing the most upto date Energy related information to the community.
Don't start from scratch - check out the resources on this website before developing anything new.