27 Jun | News
Warm homes, warm hearts
Cold homes are not only uncomfortable to live in but can have severe ill effects on health and wellbeing. Fuel poverty affects an estimated 11% of households in England, according to the Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report. A household in England is considered to be fuel poor if:
- they have required fuel costs that are above average (the national median level).
- were they to spend that amount, they would be left with a residual income below the official poverty line.
In Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a fuel poor home is one which needs to spend more than 10% of its income on energy to adequately heat the household.
We have a number of UK Ashden Award winners who are dedicated to tackling this issue. Have a look through the gallery to see how our winners are helping people save money and have warmer, healthier homes.