Our brilliant Energy Champion Neville can often be found hosting an information stall at Oxford City Larder at WOCA on a Friday afternoon. Upcoming dates for energy advice, plus useful information, can be found on the Low Carbon Hub website.
LCWO is part of Communities for Zero Carbon Oxford and in 2022 was one of the groups involved in Energy Saving Homes and the Energy Saving Fair. You can see Mim from LCWO on the ITV news talking about the Open Homes events here.
Energy Saving Homes Oxford is happening again in 2023 as part of Oxford Open Doors. Further information: https://oxford.greenopenhomes.net/.
We have radiator foil and draught proofing tape available to West Oxford residents. If you would like some, please get in touch.
In early 2023, we offered free home energy assessments with a professional assessor to West Oxford residents. Five households received visits and reports. We are not currently running assessment visits, but if there is interest from the community, could be encouraged to do so, so if you’d like an assessment (which comes with a visit and written report on areas for improvement), please get in touch.
Read about sources of funding available to people to cut fuel bills, make homes warmer and tackle climate change on the blog here, or download our Energy Advice and Funding Resources leaflet here:
Read our energy-bill-busting tips for all, whatever type of home you’re in. Find them on the blog here, or download them here:
Download our leaflet about other sources of support here:
In May 2021, LCWO ran a 1.5 hour workshop on zoom with Low Carbon Oxford North, about how to improve your home to use less energy.
- Watch the workshop:
- Download the workshop slides:
- Find a full write-up with comprehensive notes and questions answered here on the Low Carbon Oxford north website.
Over the past decade, we have run regular programmes supporting members of the community to take action on climate change. One aspect of this is to look into home energy, and we have produced a selection of materials to accompany our sessions, which are available here:
In 2012/13, with a Oxford City Council Community Connection grant, LCWO recruited West Oxford resident Anne Clilverd to identify and circulate fuel poverty information to 90 vulnerable & elderly residents. During the project, Anne conducted 8 home visits, made 3 referrals and raised awareness around LCWO and fuel poverty locally.
In 2013/14, this work became the Winter Warmth Project. Anne had face-to-face meetings with 29 of the 112 households now identifies, with 21 of those taking up one or more recommended measures.
In the same year, we co-organised a workshop focussed on how to address pockets of fuel poverty in Oxford in partnership with ECI, as part of the EVALOC research project, with communities from across Oxfordshire, Oxford City Council, Affordable Warmth Network, resulting in a report recommending the development of a Fuel Poverty Action Plan for Oxfordshire.
Anne’s work continued in 2015/16, with on-going funding for work with the elderly and vulnerable. An information pack was distributed to 115 homes, and 13 face-to-face visits were made.
LCWO continues to work closely with Oxford City Council and the Affordable Warmth Network. For further information on current work in this area, including grants and support services currently available, head over to our fuel poverty page under current projects.