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Fuel Poverty

The NEA Fuel Poverty Action Guide January 2017 contains advice on extra help for vulnerable customers. Households which meet the criteria can apply for inclusion on their energy suppliers Priority Services Register. This includes people of pensionable age. service available through the Priority Services Register include: free gas appliance safety check, relocation of meter for improved access, password protection scheme, quarterly meter readings, bill nominee scheme, advance notice if electricity supply is to be interrupted, and services for customers with impaired hearing or vision. The full guidecan be found on the NEA website at here

National Energy Action (NEA) is a national charity campaigning to end all fuel poverty in England and Wales. Over 4 million people in England and Wales are in fuel poverty, unable to live in a warm dry home. To find out the latest news from them click here.

Cutting the Cost of Keeping Warm: a new fuel poverty strategy for England

The NEA response: their recommendations and the detailed response has been informed by NEA's own practical work and the views they received during consultation seminars across the country. Around 500 stakeholders attended these seminars and a summary of these events is included as an annex to NEA's response along with the organisations that were represented.  Where possible this engagement has been incorporated into NEA's response however the views expressed are those of NEA Fuel Poverty Strategy Consultation Response NEA response FINAL.pdf

Invitation to Northern Gas Networks Social Investment Workshops and Lunch

Tuesday 4th November at The Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
or Thursday 13th November at the Royal York Hotel, York

Both 9.30am-1.30pm followed by lunch, (Registration and refreshments 9.00-9.30am)

Discussion topics include:

  • Tackling fuel poverty, how can NGN do more?    l How better can we support rural communities?
  • How to best engage with hard to reach groups   l Sustainability – what should this mean for NGN?
  • Innovative thinking – we've got to think forward to move forward
  • Carbon monoxide awareness, how else do we get across this important message?
  • Partnership working – how can we work with you, whom else should we work with, what can we achieve?
  • What is the future for gas and the energy sector?

20141002 Invite NGN Social Obligations Workshop.pdf

Response Form.pdf

Warmer Homes for older people: the role of social networks


No More Winter Deaths

Join the National Pensioners Convention campaign: Fuel Poverty Campaign Poster 2013.pdf

Groundwork's Green Doctor

Groundwork are offering support to reduce energy bills for people in Leeds and Calderdale. For more information visit: www.thegreendoctor.org

Yorkshire Energy Partnership Autumn Offers

  • Power to the people: Our oil buying co-operative has now launched! Can you benefit?
  • Insulate before winter: There are still deals around to help you heat your home. Ready for the big freeze?

For more details visit: http://www.yorkshireenergypartnership.org.uk/

Top Ten Tips for a Warmer Home

Alliance member National Energy Action are pleased to provide their "Ten Top Tips for Warmer Homes": Ten Top Tip for a Warmer Home.pdf

Fuel poverty is an area that the Future Years forum will be working on as part of the 2012/13 workplan. Please see below for updates as we find them:

Carillion Energy Services:

If you own your home or rent it from a private landlord, and are on certain benefits (listed on the leaflet), you could qualify for free warm improvements. eco a5 flyer proof.pdf

More Information:


Warm homes funding schemes – outline of availability @ 14th January 2013: Information and support provided by Yorkshire Energy Partnership:Warm homes funding schemes _ 14 1 13 YEP.pdf

Fuel Poverty Update from the Age Action Alliance: 2012fuelpoverty.pdf

Information on the Share the Warmth Proposition: Share the Warmth prop 17_4_12.pdf

Fuel Debt Advice Bulletin from NEA NEA Fuel Debt Advice Bulletin May 2012.pdf

VIVA - (Volunteering: Independence and Vitality in Action) are looking for National Energy Champions).Neighbourhood Energy Champions are likely to be people involved with local groups and networks who can pass on information or signpost to where support can be found as part of their usual community activities. For more information: VIVA Energy Champions Promotional Flyer.pdf


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