Services for Housing Providers

Marches Energy Agency can offer Housing Associations:

Membership of the Marches Sustainable Housing Partnership.

'The Marches Sustainable Housing Partnership has helped us keep up to date with legislation and funding changes, as well as helping us develop a strategy for our own 12,000 homes. Working with other local partners we have also taken advantage of opportunities of funding for local fuel poverty schemes through the partnership.' - David Hall, Head of Asset Management, Wrekin Housing Trust.

This local network seeks to bring together local Housing Associations in the Marches to:

  • Share knowledge and learning amongst partners across a range of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that might be suitable for your housing stock.This can focus on, for example a new ventilation or solid wall insulation system, renewable energy technology or off-gas heating solution.The partnership also looks at new sources of funding that could make a capital cost contribution.  
  • Deliver in-house training opportunities for your staff and tenants that can help alleviate fuel poverty, maximise income, improve health outcomes and so help shore up rent payments.

Environment Impact Reviews to understand your energy and resource costs and carbon emissions. This can help you set baselines against which resource efficiency initiatives can be developed, measured and reported on.  We can also work with your staff to develop in-house programmes using the work setting as a training ground to help develop environmental change and achieve measurable resource efficiencies. 

Live4Less Courses for your staff and tenants.

‘     'Very inspirational and delivered in an innovative way. I think we gained a lot more than budgeting techniques and energy saving skills!’ – Live4Less Course attendee 

Live4Less is our action budgeting course designed to help individuals and families to live well and more sustainably on a limited budget. Uniquely, it facilitates ‘crowdwisdom’ and encourages participants to share their knowledge. It generates discussion and reflection on consumption and frugality, sharing resources and swapping skills. The course was designed and piloted with Shropshire Housing Association and has since been successfully used by a number of Housing Associations, local authorities and community groups. It is available as a Train the Trainers course for your staff, a Distance Learning Train the Trainers course, or as a direct course for your tenants. Download a sample module from the Train the Trainers Course at the bottom of this page.

Find out how we can help you, contact Simon Ross on 01743 277106 or email

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