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Today is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.
It is the national day to raise awareness of the problems of those living in cold, damp homes and the solutions available to tackle the problem. Today, we are releasing a new report that reveals the UK has the sixth-worst long-term rate of excess winter mortality out of 30 European countries, with an average of 9,700 deaths per year attributed to cold homes.
The day marks the official end of our Warm Homes Campaign, during which we have been highlighting the impossible choices faced by families unable to afford even the most basic of living essentials, and challenging Government to take action. Our most recent research showed that over 430,000 of the poorest children are living in private rented properties that are impossible to keep warm, with landlords failing in their duties to provide safe, decent housing.
In addition to our own action, hundreds of individuals and organisations are supporting the day – holding their own events or helping to spread the key messages far and wide. Over 100 organisations are also holding bake sales or organising other fundraising activities as part of NEA’s Nation’s Biggest Housewarming which is also taking place today.
It isn’t too late to add your voice to the campaign – follow us on Twitter (@NEA_UKCharity – #FuelPovertyAwarenessDay / #NeaHouseWarming.) You can also find out more about our Warm Homes Campaign and wider policy asks here.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported the campaign and helped to contribute to our mission to end the misery of fuel poverty.
For further information on the campaign please contact Sahdia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on 01-02-2017