A minimum income standard for the UK in 2016

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Authors: Abigail Davis, Katherine Hill, Donald Hirsch and Matt Padley (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) Published: July 2016 This report is the 2016 update of the Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom, based on what members of the public think people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living. Download

Money on your mind

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June 2016 | Money and Mental Health Policy Institute Money and Mental Health is the new Policy Institute set up by Martin Lewis to tackle the toxic relationship between financial difficulties and mental health problems. Today Money and Mental Health launch their flagship report Money on your mind. This is the largest study of its kind, drawing… Read more »

Evaluation of the Npower Fuel Bank™ (pilot phase)

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Author: Helen Stockton, NEA Published: April 2016 During 2014-15 NEA worked in partnership with npower, the Trussell Trust and individual food bank providers in the pilot areas of County Durham, Gloucester, Kingston and the Wirral to develop the npower Fuel Bank™ scheme. The npower Fuel Bank is an innovative and novel approach to supporting households… Read more »

Preventing excess winter deaths and illness associated with cold homes

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Author: National Institute for Clinical Excellence Published: April 2016 This quality standard covers preventing excess winter deaths and health problems associated with cold homes. It includes people of all ages, and takes into account that some people are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the cold, such as people with cardiovascular or mental health conditions, young children and… Read more »

Fuel poverty: What it means for young parents and their families

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Authors: Sophie Adam and Rachel Monaghan for NCB Published: April 2016 This project has given young people, including young parents, a voice on the issue of fuel poverty. The aim of this project was to gai insight and understanding of fuel poverty issues and their impact on young people, their peers, their families and their community. We also looked… Read more »

Exploring local and community capacity to reduce fuel poverty: The case of home energy advice visits in the UK

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Authors: Andrew Reeves, Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University Published: April 2016 Local delivery of support to householders to reduce the exposure to, and impacts of, fuel poverty is attracting increasing policymaker interest, but there is a dearth of empirical research that describes and evaluates local support schemes. Community organisations are viewed as… Read more »

A sustainable community? Life at Derwenthorpe 2012–2015

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Authors: Deborah Quilgars, Alison Dyke, Rebecca Tunstall and Sarah West for The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Published: January 2016 This report from the Living at Derwenthorpe research project draws on early resident experiences of developing a sustainable community at Derwenthorpe. Download

Making a house a home: Providing affordable warmth solutions for children and families living in fuel poverty

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Prepared for National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions by The Children’s Society and National Energy Action (NEA) Published: November 2015 NEA and The Children’s Society were commissioned by National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions to undertake an evaluation study into the lived reality of fuel poverty, its effects and the unintended consequences that arise from the coping tactics… Read more »

Delivering affordability assistance to water customers: Cross sector lessons

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July 2016 | Aimee Ambrose, Christopher Damm, Michael Foden, Jan Gilbertson, James Pinder Reports commissioned by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater): Living with Water Poverty (Creative Research, 2014) and Water Matters (Allen, 2015), revealed that whilst more affordability assistance is now available to water customers who may be struggling to afford their water bills, awareness… Read more »

 
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