University of Sheffield
6th November 2012
09:30 - 14:00 (including lunch)
How do you find the fuel poor? Perspectives from the front line.
With rising fuel poverty figures and a decreasing likelihood of meeting the UK governments' legislative commitment to eradicating fuel poverty by 2016, the need to take effective action to tackle this social ill has never been more important. Against a background of austerity and economic slow down, how do front line services define fuel poverty, identify the fuel poor and tackle it in their everyday practice?
The Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability at the University of Sheffield plays host to an ESRC Festival of Social Science event seeking to uncover current approaches to fuel poverty, to stimulate debate over best practice and encourage the sharing of practitioners knowledge and academic insight to collaboratively move towards the ultimate erradication of fuel poverty. The event draws together social services, local authorities, social housing providers, community associations, third sector groups, health professionals and academics for what promises to be a lively debate, chaired by experts from within practice and academia.
For practitioners, this event provides an opportunity to understand how other services operate, explain their approach to other partners and develop a best practice approach to tackling fuel poverty. Academics will benefit from engaging with fuel poverty stakeholders to extend their knowledge and understanding of how fuel poverty is approached and how theory is or could be applied in practice.
Any questions, comments or queries?
For more information, please contact Marina Ciaraldi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robert Marchand (email@example.com)
ESRC Festival of Social Sciences Fuel Poverty Event
University of Sheffield,
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