The Keith Community Power Hub (KCPH) is REAP’s flagship pro-social equality project. Opened in September 2022, the Hub’s main focus is on tackling community exclusion and poverty, while also building back better and supporting existing needs, as well as developing new services in response to the rapidly changing climate.
The Hub offers a one-stop shop for local people in fuel and rural poverty, looking to manage their finances and fuel bills, gain inspiration for ways out of poverty, make new social links through workshops and access relevant information.
The Hub offers drop-in sessions to give energy advice and help with fuel bills. REAP energy advisers also carry out outreach energy advice sessions across Moray targeting areas scoring less well in the SIMD.
In order to develop services for local communities, consultation will be held to consult with councils, community groups, community steering groups, and other stakeholders to develop the Hub and shape the delivery of energy advice and low cost, low carbon opportunities across Moray.
The Hub opens a door of opportunities for members of the community to benefit from the ‘one door’ approach developed as a result of good partnership working and hot desking which has been offered to other agencies in the Hub, therefore resulting in a wider pool of clients accessing the project through shared service providers like the food bank, local authorities and the Citizens Advice Bureau.
By providing a safe space, the Keith Community Power Hub opens huge opportunities for the community to tackle their situation and access a menu of help to achieve a positive change.