Working Towards Affordable Warmth in Sefton David Colbourne Sustainable Energy Officer Technical services 0151 934 4216 HECA Conference, Bournemouth, May 2005
Affordable Warmth in Sefton • Sefton?? • The scale of the problem • Programme • Achievements • Lessons/Future • Referees • Adverts
What Problem? • CSE: FP assessment March 2003 (LASP) • Used 1991 Census and 1996 English House condition survey • 28% Fuel poor in Sefton (33% M/side, 23% Eng) • 9 of 23 wards, worst 10% • 31,893 households • best Ward Harrington 13%, 611 households • How reliable is this?
SEARCH Funding • NRF BLP, 2 wards, £15K pa • NRF MLC, 5 wards, £7.5K pa • NRF FGF, 3 wards, £7.5K pa • HAZ, 7 wards, £13K, 1 year • npower community scheme, 5 wards, £12K, 5 months • ScottishPower EEC, £65K, 4 years • npower EEC, £5.1K, 5 months
A. Referrers identified by HLC, PCT, SMBC, MEEAC and others as agreed. B. Induction/Training of Referees. Issued with referrer number and faxback forms. C. Referrers visit or see potential clients for SEARCH assistance. And send through fax referral. F. Client completes a DIYHEC over the phone and passed on to agency. G. Warmfront D. Filter process of Clients P. Client recommended for HtW grant award. J. Client offered Home Visit H. Client can navigate without Home Visit or non-priority group O. Client recommended for SEARCH grant award. N. Client unable to receive any SEARCH help other than advice in-situ M. HOME VISIT I. Advice Sent
Partners BLP, FGF, MLC, SHISS, MF, EPP, MEEAC, referrers, Sefton Council 178 trained referrers 454 home visits 188 direct grants 340 measures 152 referred to other grants SEARCH
Lessons • Don’t limit your measures • Referrers treat them like spouses (don’t forget them, at least 3 cards a year) • long term exit plan (what happens when you run out of money) • Market the scheme (decision-makers)
Size does matter! How much is in your loft? Energy savers do it with the lights off! Watts in your wallet! Bumper Sticker