Bristol City Council has been working alongside key city partners to create a number of new recommendations for tackling fuel poverty in the city. The recommendations form part of a document called the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the health and wellbeing needs of Bristol, as well as:

  • Informing decisions about how we design, commission and deliver services, and also about how the urban environment is planned and managed.
  • Improving and protecting health and wellbeing outcomes across the city while reducing health inequalities.
  • Providing partner organisations with information on the changing health and wellbeing needs of Bristol, at a local level, to support better service delivery.
  • Being the evidence base for the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, identifying important health and wellbeing issues for Bristol, and supporting the development of action plans for the 10 priorities named in the strategy.

We would like to thank all organisations for their contributions as part of the JSNA Fuel Poverty Reference Group:

Bristol Energy, Bristol Energy Network, Bristol Health Partners, Citizens Advice, Centre for Sustainable Energy, NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group, Talking Money, University of Bristol, University of the West of England and Western Power Distribution.

You can find out more and read the full Fuel Poverty chapter on the council’s website.