Carbon Co-op has worked with Plymouth City Council and Nottingham City Council through the mPower activate programme to investigate innovative solutions to ensure those most vulnerable to fuel poverty can access retrofit.
As a part of this work, Dr Alice Jones was commissioned to develop a person-centred approach to fuel poverty reduction, to support Plymouth and Nottingham’s fuel poverty delivery.
Research findings have been released in our report, Person-Centred Retrofit: A fuel poverty vulnerability led approach
This work enables local authorities to better understand: who are the most vulnerable, the support they need and how this drives holistic outcomes (not just to energy bills), which local stakeholders benefit from investment in vulnerable households and which stakeholders may be well-placed to work collaboratively to reach these individuals.
This report is a first step in developing a local authority led partnership approach to tackle fuel poverty. See the summary and full report below.
To find out more about the project see blog and video here.