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New Head of NEA Wales Appointed

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Update from Adam Scorer, Chief Executive, NEA. I am delighted to announce that from May, Ben Saltmarsh will be taking up post as Head of NEA Cymru. As many of you will know, Ben is re-joining NEA having previously been our Development Manager in Wales. Ben will work with colleagues from across NEA to rebuild… 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 »

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 »

New ONS statistics released today highlight the scale of the ‘Dead of Winter’

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Date: 27 November 2019 Contact: Sarah Wright, NEA. Sarah.wright@nea.org.uk / 0191 269 2942 (out of hours – 07884371913). New figures produced today [27th November] by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that 23,200 more people died in England and Wales during winter 2018-19 compared to the rest of the year. Despite figures dropping, charity… Read more »

Get involved in Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day will be held on Friday 29 November 2019. At NEA, we’ll be using the day to launch our Warm and Safe Homes Campaign, as well as highlight some of our key asks of a new Government ahead of the forthcoming General Election. As there’s currently a 7-way BBC election debate scheduled… Read more »

Heat Heroes applications are now open!

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NEA is working with SGN, Cadent, Northern Gas Networks and Wales and West Utilities to deliver the Heat Heroes awards, which will recognise the effort and impact of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to tackling fuel poverty. Nominations are open to people working for any type of organisation based in England, Wales and… Read more »

 
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