Other useful resources

Here are some links to other resources you may find useful to engage residents in energy efficiency improvements.

This list is not paid for, and it’ll be added to. Let us know if you come across something you find useful which you think should be added to the list.

Carbon Literacy Trust

The Carbon Literacy Trust offers learning covering climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you and your audience. They offer a specialist social housing toolkit.

Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation working to address the climate emergency. Their website includes lots of resources about energy efficiency at home.

Green Doctors from Groundworks

Groundworks’ Green Doctors offer free, impartial advice to help people take control of their bills, save energy where possible in the home, and access other services and initiatives available. Some housing organisations refer residents to this service for support.

Help for Households

The government has put together some energy saving tips which will help residents save money, without any work.

Retrofit for All toolkit from Carbon Co-op

This toolkit focuses on how you can make a retrofit project successful from the point of view of a resident experiencing energy vulnerability.

The Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator

This Knowledge Hub includes resources to support social landlords with Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund bids.

There are a range of toolkits including one which focuses on resident engagement. It includes good practice guidance on how to engage residents in your project from start to finish. To access this you need sign up, which is free.

Northern Housing Consortium

The Northern Housing Consortium has created a self-assessment checklist to help landlords meet recommendations from the Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury. It includes lots of recommendations about how to meet the needs of residents.

The Consortium also offers a range of resources to support you to meet the Net Zero challenge.

RNIB accessibility guidelines

These guidelines were written for health and social care providers, but much of the advice is applicable to housing. The guidance covers print, digital and events and is useful for supporting people with a range of disabilities.

Plain English Campaign 

Resources to make sure your communication is crystal clear.

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