The two-way referral scheme means vulnerable people can receive energy advice easily, allowing frontline workers to refer them for energy advice and grant assistance.
The 'Hotspots' scheme has worked so well that it has now been rolled out to the Pensions Service. Eighteen Pensions Service employees have already received training.
Cabinet member for regeneration Phil Dobson said: 'Hotspots gives people the chance to get good advice quickly by way of a referral card. Its continual success has encouraged the Pensions Service to get involved and the initiative has already received national recognition by being included in two national fuel poverty journals. Other local authorities are now modelling schemes on Hotspots because of its accomplishments.'