Northern Ireland is in the midst of a Fuel Poverty crisis. Over the past 18 months, NEA has experienced a significant rise in the number of households seeking emergency support as they can no longer afford to keep their homes warm and safe, due to soaring energy prices and wider cost of living pressures.
In the absence of a functioning Northern Ireland Executive, our local councils have a considerable role to play in
supporting fuel poor homes. Ahead of the upcoming local council elections, NEA are calling on candidates and parties to commit to tackling Fuel Poverty in their communities by supporting 3 key pledges, which are detailed in our Local Election Manifesto 2023.