Reflections on an Assumption Mapping Workshop

A guest post by Sandy Rushton, People Powered Retrofit. Originally featured on Medium. As the delivery of the Energise Manchester project got underway, we needed to collectively define our audiences for the various project interventions. A group from the project teams working on the ‘Warm for Winter’ activities met for an online Assumption Mapping workshop to … Read more

Energise Manchester: How to Evaluate Behaviour Change, with Shortwork

A guest post by Sandy Rushton, People Powered Retrofit. Originally featured on Medium. On the Energise Manchester project, we’re asking a number of different questions about behaviour change and energy advice: These questions, alongside requirements from our funders, result in a complex and diverse needs for evaluation. Working with Shortwork to evaluate behaviour change Shortwork is … Read more

Energise Manchester: Knowledge Sharing Session with Ellie Kuitunen

A guest post by Sandy Rushton, People Powered Retrofit. Originally featured on Medium. On November 2, 2023, the Energise Manchester team took part in a knowledge sharing session with Ellie Kuitunen. Ellie is an energy consultant who has worked at Manchester City Council, focusing on the adoption of large-scale retrofit. She recently completed an MSc in … Read more

Energise Manchester: Reflections on an Intervention Mapping Workshop

A guest post by Sandy Rushton, People Powered Retrofit. Originally featured on Medium. On October 25th, 2023, the Energise Manchester project team met to carry out an Intervention Mapping workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Chandni Patel and Val Mitchell from Snook, with support from me and Lorenza Casini. This was one of the first project-wide … Read more

To COM-B or not to COM-B?

citizens' jury

A guest post by Sandy Rushton, People Powered Retrofit. Originally featured on Medium. In this post I want to talk about how I’d conceptualised our approach to Behaviour Change at the start of this project, and how this changed once we’d started working with our partners at the service design agency, Snook.  Following some initial research … Read more