New research has demonstrated the ‘lifechanging’ impact of bringing gas connections and heating improvements to people at risk of cold-related ill health.

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Date:  01/07/2020 Contact  Mike Potter (Communications and Campaigns Officer) 07595410756/Michael.potter@nea.org.uk  The Connecting Homes for Health pilot project was delivered by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action, Northern Gas Networks and YES Energy Solutions. In what’s believed to be an industry first, it combined funding from the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme and Warm Home Discount… Read more »

Expanding our online training offering

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Chris Ellis, Training and Assessment Manager for NEA supports our training team to be a major contributor to the energy skills market through the development and delivery of quality assured, certificated training courses supporting organisations who assist vulnerable customers. Chris writes about the experiences and developments of NEA’s training team since lockdown begun. Covid-19 has… Read more »

Energy offline – The growing digital divide

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Dr Matthew Scott, Research and Policy Officer at NEA writes about digital literacy.  In his classic 1979 definition of poverty, Peter Townsend proposed that individuals, families, and groups can be said to be in poverty when they lack the resources to access the amenities and services that are widely available in society. A recent report… Read more »

Welcoming the Green Homes Grant

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There can be no question that the current stimulus package is a drop in the ocean compared to what is needed to end fuel poverty, decarbonise heat and meet net zero targets in England, never mind the rest of the UK. But at the risk of torturing the analogy, the waves stimulated by this drop… Read more »

New research has demonstrated the ‘lifechanging’ impact of bringing gas connections and heating improvements to people at risk of cold-related ill health.

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Date:  01/07/2020 Contact  Mike Potter (Communications and Campaigns Officer) 07595410756/Michael.potter@nea.org.uk New research has demonstrated the ‘lifechanging’ impact of bringing gas connections and heating improvements to people at risk of cold-related ill health.  The Connecting Homes for Health pilot project was delivered by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action, Northern Gas Networks and YES Energy Solutions…. Read more »

Remembering Baroness Maddock

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On behalf of the staff of NEA and my fellow trustees, it is with great sadness that I pay tribute to NEA’s Vice President, Baroness Maddock of Christchurch who sadly lost her battle with cancer this weekend. As former Director of Communications and External Relations at NEA, I had the pleasure to work with Diana… Read more »

The Great Stink and cold homes: lessons from the Victorians

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In 19th century London epidemics of Cholera were common. 10,738 victims fell victim to the disease in 1853-54 alone and there was no known cure. It was spread by contaminated water, although at the time it was believed to be transmitted by breathing in ‘miasma’ – foul air. The city also had a huge sanitation… Read more »

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