The continued increases in energy prices, compounded by the Government’s proposed cuts to welfare spending and the Warm Front grant, will result in more and more households experiencing the misery of living in fuel poverty. This is a turbulent time for organisations working to assist these people. There are an estimated 7 million households in the UK suffering from the wretched consequences of living in cold, damp homes.
It is important for organisations in the field to keep up to date with developments in fuel poverty and domestic energy efficiency. Membership of NEA will enable you to work with a well established and effective campaigning body. As a member of NEA you can bring social, economic, employment and environmental benefits to local communities.
NEA is a membership organisation, communication with members is an essential part of NEA’s work. The benefits of membership are twofold: Members benefit through improved knowledge and understanding of fuel poverty issues, being able to contribute to policy discussions and join NEA in its practical projects bringing new products and services forward that will reduce energy use and improve the range of measures available for tackling energy inefficient homes. NEA benefits by being able to consult with members on policy and issues relating to the practical implementation of energy efficiency programmes and through engaging the support of members at a local level for campaigns and to feed back their views to DECC.