A Scotland without fuel poverty is a fairer Scotland: report

Report by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group proposing a fresh approach to delivering affordable warmth and energy use in Scotland.

Appendix 2: Stakeholder engagement

As part of its work, the SWG engaged with stakeholders who have an interest in fuel poverty policy and programmes.

We held a workshop in June 2016 with organisations that work on poverty and inequalities in Scotland to share our thinking on collaborative approaches to eradicating fuel poverty, and to learn from their experience. The following organisations (excluding SWG members) were involved in this workshop:

  • John Dickie, CPAG
  • Jamie Livingston, Oxfam
  • Ciaran McDonald, Age Scotland
  • Jim McCormick, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Adam Reid, Scottish Government

We also held a session with stakeholders, including members of the Fuel Poverty Forum, to discuss the SWG's Interim Key Findings report. We also invited their written feedback on the report after the meeting. The following stakeholders were invited:

  • Zhan McIntyre - SFHA
  • Lisa Glass, Shelter
  • Alastair Nicolson, Scottish Enterprise/ HIE
  • Scott Duncan, LEAP
  • Alison Murphy, Macmillan
  • Debbie Young, Macmillan
  • Peter Kelly, The Poverty Alliance
  • Ciaran McDonald, Age Scotland
  • Mike Thornton, Energy Saving Trust
  • Silke Isbrand , COSLA
  • Stephen Cunningham, SHEEN
  • John Dickie, CPAG
  • Felix Wright, Community Energy Scotland
  • David Bookbinder, Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations

The SWG also had three external presentations at its meetings:

  • Naomi Eisenstadt, Poverty and Inequality Advisor to the First Minister
  • Eddie Fraser, Director of Public Health and Social Care, East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Robbie Stevenson, Social Strategy Manager, and Raini Scott
    Stakeholder Engagement Manager, SGN

In addition, the Chair and the Policy Advisor for the SWG conducted several external meetings with key organisations:

  • Ofgem
  • Consumer and Competition Policy Unit, Directorate for Economic Development, Scottish Government
  • Dormont Park and Raehills Estate Passivhaus Developments in Dumfriesshire
  • Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force
  • Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum


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