Warm Homes Campaign
This winter, working-age individuals and families on low incomes face a perfect storm of stagnant earnings, rising inflation, limited welfare and high energy prices. These households have little to no safety net and the gap between a fuel poor household’s income and what they need to spend to meet the essential cost of living can be as much as £9,000.
NEA believes that the most cost-effective and enduring solution to ending fuel poverty is increasing investment in domestic energy efficiency. However, like many campaigning organisations, we are increasingly concerned by the impacts poor earnings growth, cuts to working-age benefits, the roll-out of universal credit and above-inflation rises in the cost of essential goods and services (including energy) are having on the poorest in our society.
Our Warm Homes Campaign raises awareness of the challenges faced by those in fuel poverty, the difficult choices they are having to make, and the solutions available. It launches on the 17 November and will continue until 23 February which is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.
Please follow and support the campaign on Twitter (@NEA_UKCharity) and Facebook (Nationalenergyaction) #WarmHomesCampaign
For more information on the cost of living facing UK households this winter and NEA’s five-point plan to tackle the issues, download our report – ‘Bridging the Gap’.
You can also read the news release and our blog
More information on identifying and assisting people in fuel poverty can be found here.