NEA worked with Macmillan Cancer Support to identify vulnerable households at risk of fuel poverty, living in a cold home and experiencing ill health. The fund supported the provision of energy efficiency and heating measures to householders identified as ‘in need’. NEA also established several links with new local agencies supporting people with health conditions, with a particular focus on reaching people who may be affected by cancer.
In 2015, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) commissioned NEA to carry out an online survey to catalogue local schemes that are targeting individuals with health problems for energy efficiency measures and other fuel poverty interventions. The aim of the survey was to collate information on health-related fuel poverty schemes to better understand levels of activity in this area and highlight challenges to implementation, as well as successful approaches. This catalogue presents updated information we have collected from a more recent survey and follow up phone interviews. All schemes are helping to address the cost burden and stresses ill health from cold homes currently presents locally and nationally.
You can download the reports from this project below.