Around 4 million UK households are in fuel poverty, unable to afford to live in a warm, dry home. National Energy Action is the national charity working to end fuel poverty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Find out more about the challenge we face, the difference we make, and the difference you can make.

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Fuel Poverty

A household is in fuel poverty if they cannot afford to adequately heat their home. Fuel Poverty causes misery, ill health and premature deaths in millions of households across the UK. Someone in fuel poverty will be cold, ill and making difficult decisions whether to heat or eat.

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Each winter, many people struggle to heat their homes. The impacts of living in a cold, damp home cause unnecessary suffering for millions and continues to kill as many people as smoking and alcohol abuse. In later life, the cold enhances the risks of health conditions including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, falls and injuries, and mental health, costing the NHS an estimated £1.36 billion each year. At NEA, we believe that everyone should live in a warm and safe home, but to do this, we need your help. If you are eligible for a Winter Fuel Payment, but feel as though you don’t need it, please consider donating yours to help those struggling to stay warm this winter.
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Thousands of people lose their lives every winter because they can’t afford to heat their homes properly. This year the risk is even more severe, with cold housing also putting people at greater risk of COVID-19. It does not have to be this way. Your support will enable us to help people struggling to stay warm at home, as well as work to change the systems which are trapping people in fuel poverty. We are the only charity working across England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to ending fuel poverty and ensuring everyone can stay warm and safe at home. Millions of people in the UK cannot afford to heat their homes to the temperature needed to stay warm and healthy. In 2019-20 we were able to help more than 1 million people access support to heat their homes affordably.


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Senedd committee publishes findings from its fuel poverty inquiry

Posted on 18th May 2022
A report has been published on 18 May by the Senedd’s Equality and Social Justice Committee following its inquiry into fuel poverty and the Warm Homes Programme.
Nation / Region: Wales, Welsh, Cymru, Mid Wales, North Wales, South East Wales
Content Type: News

Poorest households are struggling to get the £150 council tax energy rebate

Posted on 17th May 2022
The rebate was brought in to help householders with soaring energy bills, but National Energy Action (NEA) warns that millions of pounds are yet to be claimed.
Nation / Region: England, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Energy crisis

New statistics highlight up to 45% of households in Wales now in fuel poverty

Posted on 13th Apr 2022
Charity warns more support needed to offset catastrophic impact for those in severe fuel poverty who are hardest hit by the energy crisis 
Nation / Region: UK, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Wales, Welsh Government