Get involved in Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

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 to take place that evening we’ll also be putting out some material particularly aimed at having fuel poverty or related issues feature in the debate. Look out for more information on this later next week. Overall we want to demonstrate that fuel poverty isn’t right, but it can be solved.

We know that many of you are also planning your own activity. There’s further information and links to material which may be useful below.

All of our social media activity will be hashtagged using #FuelPovertyAwarenessDay and #WarmSafeHomes – we’d ask you to do the same and we’ll endeavor to share your activity too.

NEA’s social media platforms are below:

  • Twitter: @NEA_UKCharity
  • Instagram: @NEA_UKCharity
  • LinkedIn: National Energy Action
  • Facebook: National Energy Action

What can you do?
NEA has developed a media pack with many resources for you to share over the course of the day. There’s further information on the aims of the day and how they relate to content of the media pack below. You can access the media pack here. If you are struggling to access the media pack, please contact Michael.potter@nea.org.uk. You are, of course welcome to create and share your own materials too.

Promote the support available to people in your local area by sharing our infographics and videos which will offer them more details about how they can receive support. Resources produced by NEA are available to download using the Dropbox link. Resources include:

  • Videos covering topics such as switching, income maximization and bill paying.
  • Infographics with key stats regarding Fuel Poverty.
  • Some soundbites of case studies of those living in Fuel Poverty.
  • Template press releases for you to adapt and send to local media outlets (note there are different versions for England and Wales).

Outline the scale of the problem of Fuel Poverty in the UK to the public and Prospective Parliamentary Candidates by highlighting the Excess Winter Deaths in each region. Content will be added later next week once the latest Excess Winter Mortality figures are released and will include videos showing excess winter deaths in each region.

  • Highlight NEA’s Manifesto for Warmth to Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
  • Promote the manifesto which can be found here.
  • We also have a video with a short summary of NEA’s key asks.
  • We also have a video explaining to PPCs why it is so vital to consider those in Fuel Poverty during campaigning.

And don’t forget to shout about any amazing things that your organisation has done this year – whether you’ve won an award, captured some amazing case studies or developed a new product to help the fuel poor – talking about it using the #FuelPovertyAwarenessDay hashtag is a great way to get exposure.

What’s next?
We’re updating all of our advice leaflets and guidance for stakeholders and members of the public, including Welsh-language versions. Look out for further information on these next week.

We will continue the Warm and Safe Homes campaign which will run until March, and in particular work to ensure that the new Government prioritises the needs of the fuel poor.

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