Energy Impact Award 2018 – meet the winners

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Following a competitive application process, NEA and British Gas have selected the three successful Energy Impact Award winners for 2018. The Energy Impact Awards recognise innovation and best practice amongst agencies running projects that focus on tackling fuel poverty by benefiting vulnerable people in their local area. This year, each project will be provided with… Read more »

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire

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The central piece of work in order to achieve this was the creation of a first-of-its-kind ‘single point of contact’ as recommended by NICE Guidelines (‘Excess Winter Deaths and illness and the health risks associated with cold homes’) and in alignment with the county-wide winter health strategy (‘Seasonal Winter Health Strategy 2015 – 2020’) of… Read more »

Wandsworth fuelbank – Fuelbanks and Families

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The project aimed to tackle the issue of fuel poverty amongst low-income families, by providing both immediate solutions and longer-term support. When testing the feasibility fuelbanks and families worked closely with Wandsworth Foodbank, which highlighted two things: Firstly, how many families with dependent children were increasingly in crisis and coming forward for help, and also… Read more »

Warm Homes Healthy People (WHHP) – Suffolk Coastal District Council

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Working with Ipswich Hospital’s complex discharge planning team, WHHP identified patients at risk of delayed discharge, or already delaying discharge due to faulty or inadequate heating in their home. WHHP delivered direct interventions to enable patients to be discharged as quickly as possible, including loan heaters, funding fuel payments and arranging heating repairs. A home visit… Read more »

Energy Care

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The Energy Care project has helped carers across Liverpool lower their household fuel costs by advising them on energy efficiency measures, assisting them to switch supplier to get a cheaper deal and advising how to access what other help is available. This could be in the form of Warm Home Discount, charitable grants to write… Read more »

Let them eat cake?

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This winter, working-age individuals and families on low incomes are facing a perfect storm of cuts to benefits, poor earnings growth, the roll-out of universal credit, and above-inflation rises in the cost of essential goods and services (including energy). New research released today by NEA estimates that over one million families in England alone are… Read more »

National Energy Foundation scoops national award for improving health and housing for local residents

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Milton Keynes-based charity the National Energy Foundation and its project partners are celebrating after its project Better Housing, Better Health, operating in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, was named the national runner-up in the Energy Impact Awards, beating more than 80 competing entries. The Energy Impact Awards, run by leading fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA)… Read more »

Seeing the difference we make in action

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Macmillan Cancer Support to hear first-hand about the difference NEA training makes for real people. On a wet and windy day Chris Ellis (NEA Training and Assessment Manager) and I made the journey to Saltaire, a Victorian model village in Shipley, West Yorkshire to meet members of the team. The… Read more »

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