Warm Zones Reactive Repair Service

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January 2018 | Luke Garrett (NEA) This report presents the results of the pilot phase evaluation of the Warms Zones Reactive Repair Service (WZRRS) which currently operates in parts of the West Midlands region, and began operation in September 2016. NEA evaluated the scheme ahead of a planned wider roll out in 2017/18 and into… Read more »

Evaluation of the Npower Fuel Bank™

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This report presents the results of a second phase of evaluation of the npower Fuel Bank™ scheme.  While the pilot evaluation (phase one) examined the experience and impact of the scheme from the perspective of service users and service providers (food bank staff and volunteers), this report focuses solely on service users. Fieldwork took place… Read more »

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

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 »

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 »

Heating or eating and the impact of austerity – SPERI brief

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Author: Hannah Lambie-Mumford (Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute) and Carolyn Snell (Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York). Published: February 2016 SPERI’s latest British Political Economy Brief reveals the difficulty of low income households in the UK to afford sufficient food and fuel. The combination of growing food bank use, welfare… 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 »

 
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