BIG ENERGY SAVING WEEK
Fuel Poverty is one of the most persistent health and environmental problems affecting one in five homes in the UK. Shropshire RCCs Fuel Poverty and Local Action Conference will highlight the issues of fuel poverty on health and well-being across all age groups - the impact on early development and learning in young children; the growth in excess winter deaths; and local solutions to give people warm, dry and cosy homes. Our speakers include: Philip Dunne MP, Minister for Health Peter Sumby, Director National Energy Action Tracy Jackson OBE, head of Early Learning Services Save the Children Paul Sutton, Director Connexus Housing Group Mervyn Kohler, External Affairs Adviser Age UK Julia Baron, CEO Shropshire RCC Come along for a lively, informative morning about the latest research and new developments
We received a warm welcome back to the London Road Gudwara in Stoke to meet the new Chairman and Committee members. We explained all the advantages of promoting the BESN messages and look forward to engaging regularly with member of the community. Many have never reviewed their energy bills and 1 to 1 advice sessions are now taking place.
This is a template of the questions on the BEIS BESN Monthly SurveyMonkey report for November 2017 - i.e. copied and pasted from the online form into this document you can actually fill in at your leisure, copy & paste back into the Survey Monkey online form itself, & keep for your records.
(I guess the Q's are the same for the NEA-funded reporting, but that needs confirming...anyone? )
Hope it saves you some hassle!!
Marches Energy Agency.
Meeting with frontline staff and volunteers Friday 15/12/17 at 11:00 am
Meeting with frontline staff and volunteers Thursday 14/12/17 at 10:30 am
Meeting with frontline staff / volunteers Wednesday 13/11/17 at 12 noon
Meeting with frontline staff Wednesday 06/12/17 at 13:45
Meeting with frontline staff and volunteers Wednesday 29/11/17 at 14:30
Meeting with frontline staff volunteers Wednesday 29/11/17 at 9:30 am
Meeting with frontline staff at the Food Bank Tuesday 28/11/17 at 11:00 am
Energy advice drop in sessions
Orcel Wynyard Rd, Hartlepool TS25 3LB
Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-3pm. Please speak to Glenys, Nicola or Yulia.
Just wanted to pass on that we were talking to a consumer at an energy advice session last week who said that after contacting British Gas last summer she received a refund of her standing charge . The lady uses gas just for her central heating which is switched off during the summer months and is on benefits.. she received £90.00 Not sure if this will be available this coming summer?
See the link below
Hello BESN partners
Dorset Community Action recently asked for any agencies working with Deaf clients to share hints and tips with them. I have contacted DCA directly but am sharing a summary here with network partners of our work in this area. Please get in touch with us if you would like any help, or support from us
Liverpool Community Advice
What's it about?
UK Power Networks and London Sustainability Exchange are inviting Energy Champions to a special presentation event hosted to launch our Faith & Power: Green Mosque Energy Toolkit which will:
Who should attend the event?
This event is for anyone looking to make a positive impact in their community. Primarily aimed at ‘front line workers’ and Energy Saving champions, it is particularly relevant for anyone involved in Big Energy Saving Network, or interested in thinking about honing their social marketing skills to reach communities that tend to miss out on energy messages.
Why attend the event?
This event is free to all attendees and will enable you to
Following an introduction from UK Power Networks, LSx will present our case study report of Faith & Power: Green Mosques alongside project partners. The Social Marketing Toolkit will be distributed and discussed.
About Faith & Power: Green Mosques
UK Power Networks are keen to develop customer insight to strengthen their relationship with customers and deliver business change. Targeted towards Faith communities, and with a view to inform energy projects and to develop communications relevant for London’s diverse population, this work builds on LSx’s ‘Green Mosques project’ in partnership with the Islamic Foundation for Ecology & Environmental Sciences (IFEES) and the Enfield Somali Association (SECCA).
From our customer research it’s clear that our customers are much more likely to respond to information from those they trust such as friends, family, religious groups or other trusted networks. For example Smart meters being rolled out to customers can be received more positively when communicated in parallel with trusted groups, such as community engagement and education.
LSx has found that using the social gravity that exists within communities of interest – such as faith groups, Mums and toddlers and Rotary clubs- can increase the desirability of lower carbon lifestyles and establish new social norms. LSx research in 2016 (1,025 Londoners) revealed that 42% of Londoners worry about staying warm in their home; this increased to 53% for people from a BAME background. Our 2010 qualitative research What Really Works has informed our models for engaging hardly-reached communities on energy saving and fuel poverty.
Following on from our involvement in the BESN training days last year, we hope that this Toolkit will prove useful in your outreach.
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