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Leeds City Council: Cross-sector working and a review of local welfare support

Leeds City Council has added a new breakthrough priority on cost of living to its ‘Best City Ambition’ (the overall vision for the future of Leeds), recognising that partners need to work together to harness the capacity and capability in the city.

Cost of living

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Warm space activities for children and families

‘A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees’ (FSOT) is the borough council’s long-term strategic framework for tackling inequalities. The immediate focus is on ensuring that the council and its delivery partners can help local residents navigate the cost of living.

Cost of living

High Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands Action Plan

This output is a reflective piece from the five technical briefings on the Local Retrofit Action Planning Course from a representative from High Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands. This is a checklist that provides context and critical aspects to consider when delivering an action plan.

Retrofit action planning in Ashfield

Ashfield District Council recognises the importance of supporting the decarbonisation of the whole Ashfield District, in line with the UK Government targets of achieving net-zero by 2050 and the international target of keeping global temperature rise well below 2ºC.

Retrofit action planning in Oxfordshire

On 10 January 2023, Oxfordshire County Council in partnership with the Low Carbon Hub, brought together a range of stakeholders including the District Councils, organisations with a strategic role in transforming domestic retrofit provision in Oxfordshire and other invited experts, for a retrofit roundtable event.

Building a business case for an able-to-pay retrofit scheme

In 2019, Hampshire County Council formed a commission of inquiry to identify the major drivers of change in Hampshire to 2050. The commission found that climate change was one of the biggest drivers, and a climate emergency was declared.

Developing a placed based approach to retrofit in Coventry

Coventry City Council are developing proposals for several place-based approaches to retrofit, with the aim of significantly increasing uptake within a whole street & neighbourhood.

Bolsover's Low Carbon Housing Action Plan

From 2021, Bolsover District Council (BDC) have installed External Wall Insulation (EWI) to their social housing. (LAD1b – EWI to 81 properties, and LAD2 - EWI to 54 properties). These installations are future proofed to enable future funding to be accessed for further measures.

Retrofit Action Planning in Luton

Find a deep dive into Luton Council’s reflections from the action planning process and main aspects to consider when tackling the retrofitting agenda in your area.

Kingston's Efficient Homes Show

Kingston Council is organising a Green Home Show at a local school in Kingston, which will bring together local retrofit educators, suppliers and residents who are interested in retrofitting their own property, are curious about retrofit or would like to know more about a career in a related sector.