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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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New report highlights UK won’t reach net zero without support for poorer households

New report highlights UK won’t reach net zero without support for poorer households

Posted on 30/11/21
Charities warn recent broken manifesto promise means the poorest households, living in least efficient homes are set to miss out on up to £750 a year cut to their energy bills
Nation / Region: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Cold Homes, Debt, Decarbonisation, Energy, Energy Costs, Energy Markets, Energy Tariffs, Fuel Debt, Fuel Poverty, Inequality, Net Zero
Cost of living in the UK soaring up to its highest level in a decade

Cost of living in the UK soaring up to its highest level in a decade

Posted on 17/11/21
Today the Office for National Statistics released their forecast of consumer price inflation. Inflation rose steeply in October to its highest rate in nearly a decade. The ONS also highlighted the key driver is increased household energy bills.
Nation / Region: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, Wales,
Content Type: News
Tags: Consumer Protection, Energy Costs
Water Poverty: Struggling to cope, or just coping with the struggle?

Water Poverty: Struggling to cope, or just coping with the struggle?

Posted on 05/11/21
While fuel poverty is making headlines, water poverty is an issue for many households too. Our research shows that people aren’t just getting in debt, many are undertaking extreme coping strategies.
Nation / Region: UK,
Content Type: News
Tags: Water Poverty