Tackling Fuel Poverty Together
02 December 2021 12:23


During 2021 it is estimated that three million English households are living in fuel poverty (Dept for Business, Energy and Business Strategy). Nearly half of low-income households are still living in hard to heat homes, and the rate of improvements is well below what is needed to lift people out of fuel poverty by a target date of 2030. Tackling cold homes is now more important than ever. With the upcoming winter crisis and utility bills rising, and COVID financial support measures being removed, 1 in 5 households are expected to fall into poverty.    


In association with SGN, Southern Water, Scottish and Souther Electricity Network and UK Power Networks we have launched a new service across Arun, Chichester, Hastings and Rother: Tackling Fuel Poverty Together. We are working with the Primary Community Networks, Social Prescribers, Adult Care services, Hospitals, Mental Health units and voluntary care organisations in Sussex to set up direct referral pathways for professionals to refer anyone who is in fuel poverty, and in one of the vulnerable groups, into a dedicated crisis support team.   


This dedicated team and broader Citizens Advice network will deliver a holistic, wrap-around advice service mainly focused on debt, welfare benefit, income maximisation, energy, including eligibility for water tariffs, and CO safety, and financial capability advice but also able to provide any other advice needed.   



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