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Around 4 million UK households are in fuel poverty, unable to afford to live in a warm, dry home. National Energy Action is the national charity working to end fuel poverty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Fuel Poverty

Around four million UK households are in the grip of fuel poverty, unable to afford to heat their homes to the temperature needed to keep warm and healthy. We should all be able to stay warm at home. However rising energy costs, low incomes and energy-inefficient homes are restricting people’s options, leaving them in impossible situations like having to choose between heating their home, feeding their children or paying their rent. It’s a national injustice which sees those with the least money living in homes that are the most difficult and expensive to heat.

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Energy Crisis

Across the UK, cold homes are already damaging the lives of the poorest households. Bills are set to rocket in April. Alongside similar unprecedented increases in Northern Ireland, the GB-wide hike will be a disaster for those who were already struggling to pay their bills and could leave over 6 million households in fuel poverty across the UK.
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Martin Lewis announces £100k donation to National Energy Action

Martin Lewis announces £100k donation to National Energy Action

Posted on 12/01/22
Martin Lewis from Money Saving Expert has announced he will donate £100,000 to help NEA increase its support to the most vulnerable as the Energy Crisis intensifies.
Nation / Region: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Advice, Energy crisis, Fuel Debt
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2021

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2021

Posted on 16/12/21
“My teenager covers himself in layers to keep warm …”
Nation / Region: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Blog, Cold Homes, Energy Efficiency, Energy Tariffs, Family, Fuel Debt, Health
Fuel poverty campaigner Maria Wardrobe presented with OBE at Windsor Castle

Fuel poverty campaigner Maria Wardrobe presented with OBE at Windsor Castle

Posted on 09/12/21
The North East’s Maria Wardrobe has been presented with her OBE this week at Windsor Castle in recognition of her outstanding contribution to fighting fuel poverty.
Nation / Region: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Awards, Fuel Poverty

Warm Homes Campaign 2022

Every home should be a warm and safe place but for over 4.5 million UK households the cold reality is that their situation is getting much worse.
Warm Homes Campaign 2022

Warm Welcome

The arrival of a baby into a family when they are already experiencing hardship can greatly increase the risk of fuel poverty. Through the Warm Welcome project NEA will deliver community advice sessions. These will help pregnant people and their families manage their fuel bills to achieve affordable warmth.
Warm Welcome

Let’s come together to bring an end to fuel poverty
Everything we do, we do in partnership. Our members are the heart of those partnerships and key to what we do to help the fuel poor. Join over 200 organisations who are already members of NEA and making a bigger impact for those who struggle in cold and unhealthy homes.
Let's come together to bring an end to fuel poverty