We work in partnership with local community organisations and local authorities in order to further support our work to move toward a cleaner, brighter energy future and alleviate fuel poverty in South-East London.
A lot of community sector buildings are not energy efficient and are in need of retrofitting – a term to describe the process of updating a building’s infrastructure to improve its waste, water and energy efficiency. In order to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions, Selce teams up with schools, churches, community organisations and businesses to help make energy systems and building infrastructure in SE London fit for the future. There are several ways that we can work together (follow the links to find out more):
Fuel poverty in England is measured “using the “Low Income Low Energy Efficiency” (LILEE) indicator. Under this indicator, a household is considered to be fuel poor if they are living in a property with an energy efficiency rating of band D or below and after spending the required amount of money to heat their home, they are left with a residual income below the official poverty line.
Around 18% of households in Greenwich and Lewisham are in fuel poverty, which is above average for the capital. With energy bills going up, the number is quickly rising.
Since its formation, Selce has been committed to reducing the number of people having to make financial choices between putting food on the table and heating their homes. So far, we have provided training or support to well over 4,000 individuals and homes. This has resulted in over £100,000 in savings for households and businesses and many tonnes of CO2 emissions reduced.
In order to engage households that would benefit the most from our service, we seek to work with pre-existing groups and programmes that serve those who are most likely to be in, or, at risk of fuel poverty (i.e. those on benefits, with pre-existing medical conditions, migrants and refugees, those who are asset rich but cash poor).
If you think that your community could benefit from our energy advice services (1:1 energy advice, drop-in and pop-up energy cafes, workshops or home visits) , please get in touch with Katherin@selce.org.uk and sign up to our energy advice mailing list to receive the latest local information and opportunities.