Healthy homes fund helps improve lives of people with mental ill-health

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A GB-wide scheme to help people who couldn’t afford to keep warm at home has made a positive impact for those with mental health illnesses. National Energy Action’s (NEA) Health and Innovation Programme provided heating, insulation and energy efficiency measures for households most at risk of fuel poverty or cold-related illness, through health and housing… Read more »

Adam Scorer, Chief Executive of National Energy Action (NEA), comments on Government proposals to improve the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and extend the Warm Home Discount Scheme

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  “The recent severe weather underlined the urgency in helping those suffering in fuel poverty. These proposals are a step in the right direction, but the consultations must be a genuine opportunity to extend the safety net to those households who are in great need, but all too often forgotten. “The most acute gaps are for those fuel poor households in hard to treat, solid wall, homes… Read more »

Charities and industry warn loss of funding for repairs and replacements of gas heating appliances will kill this winter

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For press enquiries please contact peter.smith@nea.org.uk or call 07595 780893. Two charities are today warning that a loss of funding for repairs and replacements of gas heating appliances will badly damage thousands of people’s health, well-being and could even kill this winter. They claim there is now virtually no support provided nationally from current schemes,… Read more »

NEA’s comment on the Committee on Fuel Poverty annual report

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Issued by: Peter Smith, Director of Policy and Research “NEA warmly welcomes the Committee’s report which clearly outlines the legal requirements the UK Government is bound by. The report also rightly notes that progress is being made towards our fuel poverty strategy ‘milestones’ but based on current progress there is a risk thousands of fuel poor… Read more »

Charity calls for ‘A Fairer Energy Future for All’

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Leading fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) is calling for ‘A Fairer Energy Future for All’ ahead of its conference next week [11-13 September],  which is taking place at Nottingham Conference Centre and  is sponsored by E.ON. Over 330 attendees will hear from expert commentators from Government, Ofgem and the energy industry focussing on… Read more »

National Energy Foundation scoops national award for improving health and housing for local residents

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Milton Keynes-based charity the National Energy Foundation and its project partners are celebrating after its project Better Housing, Better Health, operating in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, was named the national runner-up in the Energy Impact Awards, beating more than 80 competing entries. The Energy Impact Awards, run by leading fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA)… Read more »

Charities call for a UK summit to address 80 needless winter deaths a day

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  In response to new UK Government figures released today on fuel poverty levels in England (http://bit.ly/2sUfxqL) charities National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) release a new report which estimates over 9,600 frail and vulnerable people across the UK are at risk of dying throughout the coming winter months due to cold… Read more »

Forces for Warmth helps first ever customer

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A new service to help current and ex-service people and their families tackle their fuel bills has helped its first client with energy costs. Forces for Warmth has recently been launched by charities National Energy Action (NEA) and The Royal British Legion (TRBL) across the East Midlands. Peter Williamson, 87 and his wife 76, were… Read more »

Youngest ever ‘Heat Hero’ meets the oldest at awards ceremony

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Pictured from left to right: James Foster, Ted Evans with Lord Martin O’Neill of Clackmannan, President of NEA. James, 19 and Ted, 94, were among the winners of the national Heat Hero award – for helping vulnerable people in the fight against fuel poverty. James Foster from Wolverhampton, the youngest ever Heat Hero at age 19,… Read more »

 
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