‘People Living in Water Poverty and Fuel Poverty’ – a year one

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Project Development Manager, Jess Cook reflects on the first year of NEA’s three-year work programme, ‘People Living in Water Poverty and Fuel Poverty’.  It’s hard to believe I joined NEA just over a year ago – I’m not really sure where that time has gone. It’s been a whirlwind of activity with some significant steps… Read more »

Protecting vulnerable energy customers during COVID-19 outbreak

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Blog by Peter Smith, NEA’s Director of Policy and Research Even before the recent COVID-19 virus outbreak, we knew that cold, damp and unhealthy homes cause unnecessary physical and mental harm and place a huge strain and additional costs on health services. Given the outbreak, it’s now even more crucial to help people keep warm… Read more »

Coronavirus / Covid-19 – Statement from our chief executive

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It is hard to watch committed professionals put the interests of others over their own while you set up your ‘home office’. Over coming months there will be even deeper, but still insufficient, reservoirs of respect and awe for those who will support the sick and vulnerable over the coming months. Earlier this week NEA… Read more »

Our Warm Welcome project

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Last year, we heard a harrowing story of paramedics delivering a baby by torch light and using emergency blankets to warm both mother and baby because there was no money to top up the electricity meter – even without these rare circumstances – there is a suggested association between cold environmental temperatures and the incidence… Read more »

Getting Warm Homes done

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Sarah Wright, Head of Communications and Campaigns at NEA reflects on this weeks budget. Like most people who have been working to tackle fuel poverty for a fair amount of time, I’m used to budget day being somewhat underwhelming. There’s always a little spark of hope, the thought that perhaps this time there might be… Read more »

Finally, could this be the budget that gives the fuel poor a warm HUG?

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Blog written by Adam Scorer, Chief Executive, NEA On Wednesday the Government presents its first Budget. It will be unlike any in recent years. It sits on a healthy majority. The UK has now left the European Union. It happens as the economic impact of a global pandemic emerges. Infrastructure spend to bind northern constituencies… Read more »

Each for Equal: a blog by Danni Barnes

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International Women’s Day is 8th March and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Danni Barnes, Director of Operations at NEA talks about experiences of working within the sector and celebrating achievements. As a woman working… Read more »

Decarbonisation of heat: heat pumps for domestic heating

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As the UK Commits to Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050, the challenge of decarbonising heat – especially in the homes of those already struggling to afford their energy – has become a hot topic. NEA was one of the first organisations to recognise the potential benefits of installing heat pumps in the homes of… Read more »

Today is the Nation’s Biggest Housewarming

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Today is The Nation’s Biggest Housewarming which is run by charity National Energy Action to help the millions of people in the UK who are living in fuel poverty and can’t afford to heat their homes.  Across the country organisations and individuals are taking part by holding bake sales, raising awareness on social media or running… Read more »

Celebrating our national Heat Heroes

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It was celebration time this January as fourteen people were named national ‘Heat Heroes’ for the work they are doing to tackle fuel poverty in the UK. The Heat Heroes Award Scheme recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to helping people living in fuel poverty in their local community, either at work or… Read more »

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