Community Action Partnership
Addressing Fuel Poverty Issues in Social Housing
The Community Action Partnership is a £1.1 million programme delivered by NEA and British Gas, in partnership with councils across the UK. It is running from April 2014-March 2016 and will help to bring affordable energy and improve the lives and prosperity or residents, equipping the local community with the tools they need to deal with fuel poverty in the future.
Activities will be focused in eight key geographical areas across England and Wales, and tailored according to the needs of that community.
Case Study: Community Action in Liverpool
NEA and British Gas have teamed up with Liverpool City Council and VIRIDIS, a consortium of local authorities and housing providers across Merseyside, to launch the Community Action Partnership in Liverpool.
Specialist ‘Energy Champions’ will be trained to help support vulnerable households by offering advice on energy saving support including free insulation, financial help and other ways to save energy in the home. Community events in the city will be organised to raise awareness of energy efficiency and the help available. The Partnership will work with a range of local agencies to promote energy efficiency in communities and improve lives through local support.
The Community Action Partnership for Liverpool was launched at the ‘Winter Survival Community Event’, held at St George’s Hall. The event, which was organised by Liverpool City Council, was free to attend and was aimed at supporting vulnerable residents. Over 750 residents came to the event VIRIDIS, NEA, British Gas and other community organisations manned stalls throughout the event. NEA also held energy bingo sessions throughout the day. The Lord Mayor attended the event and was able to meet representatives from the organisations involved in the partnership.
Published on 12-10-2015