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Mhairi’s plastic free July challenge

Plastic pollution continues to hit the headlines, with programmes such as the BBC’s Blue Planet and Blue Planet 2 showing us the horrific extent of what it’s doing to our oceans. Plastic is such an integral part of our daily lives, so is it...

24 Aug 2018 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Carbon reduction

Inspiring internship at Changeworks

Video is a dynamic and engaging way to connect with different audiences. We recently took on an intern to develop our video and graphics communications and improve our stakeholder engagement. Here Carlota Huelva tells us about her experiences.Hello...

3 Jan 2018 Lynne Sneddon Corporate

My intern experience at Changeworks

This year Changeworks celebrated its 30th anniversary. Two key events were planned to mark the occasion. Annalise Matthews joined Changeworks as an events management intern to assist...

18 Dec 2017 Lynne Sneddon Corporate

Understanding Energy Performance Certificates

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?Much like the multi-coloured sticker found on your new fridge freezer or similar appliance, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides an Energy Efficiency (EE) rating for a building by applying...

17 Aug 2017 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Volunteers make Changeworks

Welcome to June, and welcome to Volunteers' Week! Volunteers' Week runs every year from 1-7 June and celebrates all the millions of volunteers across the UK. Run by NCVO and Volunteer Scotland, the week aims to showcase volunteering opportunities,...

2 Jun 2017 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty

The importance of case studies in social research

Like children in a sweetshop, researchers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to determining which tools to use to address a research question. This includes an array of quantitative and qualitative research tools, ranging from desk-based...

23 May 2017 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

A day in the life of a Changeworks Affordable Warmth Advisor

Changeworks Affordable Warmth Advisors provide specialist help and support to householders in or at risk of fuel poverty, in the South East of Scotland and the Highlands. They do this through referrals from service providers, eg local housing...

16 May 2017 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

The not so distant future of domestic electricity

For a good few millennia we chopped down trees and relied on solar power to give us energy, light and heat in our homes – nice and simple. The 1880s saw us harness electrical power and by the 1930s we had a centralised network of power stations....

9 May 2017 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Quality assurance vital for energy efficiency schemes

Changeworks’ Programme Management team works with local authorities and housing associations to deliver large scale energy efficiency programmes to improve the energy efficiency of homes, reduce carbon and alleviate fuel poverty. We work ...

6 Apr 2017 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Optimising affordability and comfort for tenants when installing energy efficiency improvements

Even though much has been done with regards to improving the energy efficiency of homes, energy prices are still rising and 34% of households across Scotland are still in fuel poverty1 according to new statistics from Energy Action...

28 Mar 2017 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

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