COMMUNITY ENERGY SWITCHING
Offering reduced utility costs to residents through collective purchasing, the last round of this project (July/August 2015) saw 1,679 registrations across the scheme. One in four people switched and the average yearly saving was £235. This figure rose to £360 for those switching both their gas and electricity supplies via offline registration.
CONNECT WELL HULL (SOCIAL PRESCRIBING)
Funded by Hull’s Clinical Commissioning Group, Hull City Council and delivered by Hull & East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau to provide welfare advisers and wellbeing co-ordinators in 27 locations across the City, including GP practices, offers advice and help to access support and guidance on :
- Choice – helping people to feel more linked in with the community
- Advice – helping with issues such as money, benefits or housing
- Support – helping with physical conditions or emotional difficulties
- Active – helping people to be more active and feel better
COMMUNITY COOKING AND GROWING
From April to November 2014, this project delivered a range of “soil to table” educational projects, leaving a legacy of skills that could be passed on throughout communities. A network of Green Champions has been created to pass on and share the knowledge gained from this early project.
JAM JAR ACCOUNTS
Hull City Council and Hull and East Yorkshire Credit Union teamed up to offer a supported bank account that makes it easier for people to manage a monthly income by ring-fencing regular household payments.