Bristol Fuel Poverty Action Plan
Can fuel poverty be eliminated in the city?
Project duration: July 2019 ongoing
CSE has been commissioned by Bristol City Council (BCC) to write a fuel poverty action plan for Bristol. We will work with council officers and the No Cold Homes Steering Group to develop a plan that includes achievable, clear actions. This project, led by CSE’s Nicky Hodges, comes in the wake of the council’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) that was published in 2018. The fuel poverty chapter of the JSNA - which we wrote - described the resources and assets that the city can build on in its approach to tackling fuel poverty. It recommended the collaborative development of a fuel poverty strategy as one of a set of recommendations towards reducing and ultimately eliminating fuel poverty in Bristol.
CSE staff and BCC officers will involve a wide range of other organisations and groups such as the One City Plan boards and various frontline support agencies in the development of the action plan so that it reflects existing key work and sets out what more needs to happen to achieve stretching targets.
This will include a strategic workshop for stakeholders tasked with delivering fuel poverty objectives – likely in early October 2019. The aim is to publish the action plan by early December 2019.
Bristol council’s energy company, Bristol Energy, has donated funding from its Fuel Good Fund to support the development of the action plan.