Wales Fuel Poverty Coalition
The Fuel Poverty Coalition is led by NEA Cymru and Citizens Advice and supported by a steering group made up of a range of key organisations working to take forward the fuel poverty agenda in Wales including Age Cymru, Care & Repair Cymru, Community Housing Cymru, Children in Wales, Friends of the Earth Cymru, Oxfam Cymru, Shelter Cymru, Disability Wales, Cynnal Cymru North Wales Energy Advice Centre and Warm Wales.
Fuel Poverty Coalition Manifesto
The Fuel Poverty Coalition has produced its manifesto ‘Ending Wales’ Cold Crisis’ for the National Assembly for Wales’ election in May 2016. The manifesto introduces five key priorities for action for the next Welsh Government over the next 5 years from 2016.
- Set a new fuel poverty target to improve homes to a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC C, backed up with the data we need to drive an ambitious new strategy
- Invest in a well-resourced, well-targeted energy efficiency programme for fuel poor households in Wales as an infrastructure priority
- Save lives by implementing the NICE guidelines on tackling excess winter deaths
- Protect vulnerable households with a crisis fund for emergency heating when their health is at risk
- Fund independent advice services to help and support people in fuel poverty
You can download copies of the manifesto here in English and here in Welsh.
NEA Cymru and other members of the Fuel Poverty Coalition have been meeting representatives of all major parties fighting for seats at the next National Assembly for Wales to promote its five key priorities for action and highlight the need to eradicate fuel poverty in Wales. If your organisation wishes to support or become signatories of the Fuel Poverty Coalition manifesto, please e-mail Helen Roach.
The coalition has recently responded to the Welsh Government’s consultation on a future demand-led fuel poverty scheme to succeed Welsh Government Warm Homes – Nest. It can be downloaded here.
NEA Cymru also produced our own response to the consultation, which is in the consultation responses section of the website.Published on 15-10-2015