Energy Projects Plus hosted its 3rd Merseyside Fuel Poverty Conference jointly with NEA on Friday 9th October 2015 at The Women’s Organisation in Liverpool.

The conference, sponsored by Community Action Partnership, was supported by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Tony Concepcion and representatives from key organisations and sectors across Merseyside including local authorities, utilities, housing providers, health sector, charities, social enterprises, and private businesses. The conference provided an important opportunity to influence the future approach on fuel poverty at both a national and local level.

Our 2014 Merseyside Fuel Poverty Conference was held at the Liverpool Cathedral , where over 80 delegates discussed actions to tackle fuel poverty within the City Region and heard key speeches from Alan Clifford, Fuel Poverty Strategy Lead from the Department of Energy & Climate Change and Ed Kingsley, Principal Housing Strategy Officer for Wirral Council, Ed Matthew from Energy Bill Revolution and Rachel Wookey, Environmental Public Health Scientist from Public Health England.

Following the success of last year’s conference, we intend to look at the potential range of funding to low income households to meet the cost of improving homes, and also looking more deeply at the links between health and fuel poverty.