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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 »

Warm Zones CIC goes into Administration

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For immediate release It is with deep regret that the Board of Warm Zones cic (WZ), the wholly owned subsidiary of NEA, has today put the company into Administration. Warm Zones has been a key player in the energy efficiency world for many years. However, recent market conditions have been harsh and WZ is not… Read more »

NEA calls on Chancellor to fund warm homes as vital way to alleviate winter pressures on health and social services

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By Peter Smith, Director of Policy and Research Following a report yesterday by NHS Providers which warned health and social care services face even more stark challenges this winter than the last, National Energy Action (NEA) is calling on Chancellor to provide emergency support for heating repairs and replacements to help prevent loss of life and help… 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 »

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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