Facilitating the inclusion of households in difficulty
Initiated by the Rexel Foundation in Roubaix, the “Collectif des Possibles” (Possibilities Collective) project demonstrates the Foundation’s hands-on commitment to fighting fuel poverty. Providing individual support for people throughout the renovation of their home, the Collective proposes an innovative approach: assistance with administrative processes, choice of craftspeople, project management, etc., all the way to completion. To accomplish this, the “Collectif des Possibles” relies on a wide community of players: local authorities, associations, foundations, private businesses, craftspeople, Rexel employees, social entrepreneurs, startups, students and local volunteers.
Collaborative workshops bring together residents, local stakeholders and experts, enabling collective thinking about solutions to accompany vulnerable people and help lift them out of fuel poverty. The initiative is explained in an informative booklet and its methodology has been documented. These resources are available on the Rexel Foundation website in open source format in order to strengthen the project’s social impact and transpose it elsewhere.
The Roubaix experiment is intended to be deployed in other localitions that have expressed an interest in the initiative.