The spring 2024 round of Fuel Poverty Forums will take place from 17 April to 2 May. Click here for more information and to register.
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By donating today, we can distribute a Winter Warmth Support Pack to a home in need. Your support will be a lifeline to those struggling to heat their homes this winter.
If you are of pension age, you will receive a Winter Fuel Payment every year from the UK government. If you do not need this support to stay comfortably warm at home, please consider donating it to help a more vulnerable household.
National Energy Action is the national charity working to end fuel poverty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out more about the challenge we face, the difference we make, and the difference you can make. We also work closely with our sister charity Energy Action Scotland. You can find out more about their work to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland at www.eas.org.uk
We offer advice and support to fuel-poor households in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as advocating for policy and regulation to protect the most vulnerable households. We also offer training to frontline staff of other organisations, to they can best support fuel-poor households.
We do not work alone. Partnerships and collaboration have been at the heart of National Energy Action for over 40 years, helping us drive better health and wellbeing outcomes for people struggling to heat their homes.
We define fuel poverty as a household needing to use 10% of their income on keeping their home warm.
Since the beginning of the energy crisis in October 2021, the average energy bill has increased significantly. National Energy Action estimates that 6.5 million UK households are currently in fuel poverty, unable to afford to heat their homes to the temperature needed to keep warm and healthy. In October 2021, we estimated there were 4.5 million UK households in fuel poverty.
Lived Experiences of Fuel Poverty
6.5 million UK households are in fuel poverty. Read these real-life experiences of the devastating impact high energy bills and poor energy efficiency can have, especially amid the cost of living crisis.
The Energy Crisis began in October 2021 and has dragged millions into fuel poverty. See the latest on the crisis here and what support is available.