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Our vision is to end fuel poverty. We work across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure that everyone can afford to live in a warm home. Let us take a minute to tell you a little more about who we are and how your support can help us help our those struggling to stay warm this winter.

Fuel poverty, cold homes and Covid-19

In any normal winter, millions of people struggle to stay warm at home. High energy bills, low incomes and poorly insulated homes leave them in dire straits, unable to afford basic essentials like heating, food and rent.

It takes a terrible toll. On average, 10,000 people die, each and every year, because of health conditions caused or worsened by living in a cold home. It also costs our NHS around £1.4bn in England alone.

This is far from being a normal winter. The pandemic has hit household incomes and confined people to cold, unhealthy homes. Warm and safe havens like libraries, cafes and neighbours’ houses are close by, but out of reach. People are spending more time in homes that they can’t afford to heat, using more energy, paying more and owing more for it, all the while earning less.

We will be doing all we can to help people survive the winter by:

Providing direct advice and support to people who are struggling to afford their energy bills and stay warm at home

Campaigning to ensure that the Government, Ofgem and energy industry do all they can to help people in fuel poverty this winter

“It is difficult to express how deeply grateful I am for the time and trouble you have taken on my behalf.”

Mr H, Birmingham

Support us

NEA undertakes a range of activities to help fuel poor households. We welcome new donors, sponsors and supporters that wish to assist us in the fight against fuel poverty. By making a donation you can help to fund fuel poverty projects and support our campaigning activities to ensure that all households, particularly those who are vulnerable, are able to live in homes which are warmer, healthier and affordable to heat.