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Annual fuel poverty statistics report: 2016

Department of Energy & Climate Change Household, Living conditions, Fuel poor The fuel poverty statistics report for 2016 includes: the latest statistics on the number of households living in fuel poverty, in England analysis of the composition of the ...

Public Health on Demand: Fuel poverty and health

UK Health Forum Public health, Fuel poverty Public Health on Demand (PHoD) is a new bite-size ‘must-read’ service from the UK Health Forum (UKHF).    The aim for these briefings is to provide those working in public health with a brief summary of a select ...

Catalogue of health-related fuel poverty schemes

Department of Energy & Climate Change Fuel poverty DECC commissioned National Energy Action in December 2014 to carry out an online survey to catalogue local schemes that are targeting individuals with health problems for energy efficiency measures an ...

The Energy Penalty: disabled people and fuel poverty

Mike George, Professor Cosmo Graham, and Linda Lennard Disabled people, disability, Fuel poverty The prime focus of the study was on the energy needs of people with physical, cognitive and sensory impairments and of families with disabled children.  The s ...

Show Some Warmth: Exposing the damaging impact of energy debt on children

The Children's Society Energy debt This winter, two million families – with 3.8 million children – are struggling to pay their energy bills. For more than half of these families (1.3 million), at one point or another, this struggle has become too muc ...

Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales, 2013/14 (Provisional) and 2012/13 (Final)

Office for National Statistics (ONS) Weather, Climate, Heating, Mortality, Winter, Older people An estimated 18,200 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2013/14 – the lowest number of excess winter deaths since records began in 1950/51. 1 ...

Warmer Homes- Improving fuel poverty and energy efficiency policy in the UK

Policy Exchange Home heating, energy efficiency, living conditions, income Warmer Homes presents a character profile of the 2.3 million households in England living in fuel poverty. It finds that over 1 million households who cannot afford to heat their h ...

Feeding Britain: A strategy for zero hunger in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the UK Hunger, Food poverty The main task in Feeding Britain is to consider the reasons behind the large rise in the use of food banks, and associated provision of emergency food assistance, over the last few ...

Older, not colder: Why older people need warm homes

ageUK Energy efficient homes for the elderly Winter can be a big worry for many older people as it brings with it a range of concerns, from high fuel bills and housing that is hard to heat, to health problems and hospital admissions. Those in later life c ...

Excess winter deaths and illnesses

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) CLIMATE, FUEL POVERTY, OLDER PEOPLE, WEATHER Excess winter deaths and illnesses: guideline consultation Excess winter deaths and illnesses: guideline consultation information Excess winter death ...

Fuel Poverty and Cold Home-related Health Problems

10.14655/743983-803126 UCL Institute of Health Equity The health impacts of fuel poverty and cold homes Evidence Review 7- Tackling fuel poverty and cold home-related health problems Briefing 7- Fuel poverty and cold home-related health problems This pair ...

Ending cold homes: Affordable warmth manifesto

End Fuel Poverty Fuel poverty, Household, Heat, Fuel bill Millions of people cannot afford to heat and power their homes. Millions are suffering ill-health, stress and anxiety from unaffordable fuel bills, reduced educational attainment and social isolati ...

Prescriptions: Costs and charges in the UK and Republic of Ireland

This paper provides a brief overview of prescription costs and charges in Northern Ireland and compares this data with other jurisdictions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Read more here. 10.14655/415-788573 NI Assembly Prescription costs, Charges, ...

Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report, 2014

Department of Energy and Climate Change Household, Living condition, Heat,Fuel poverty, Cold The fuel poverty statistics report for 2014 includes: the latest statistics on the number of households living in fuel poverty, in England analysis of the composi ...

PHE-CRCE-010: Estimating Local Mortality Burdens associated with Particulate Air Pollution

10.14655/11971-756717 Public Health England (PHE) Air pollution The increase in mortality risk associated with long-term exposure to particulate air pollution is one of the most important, and best-characterised, effects of air pollution on health. This r ...

Fuel Poverty: How to Improve Health and Wellbeing Through Action on Affordable Warmth

Butcher, J., UK Health Forum Fuel poverty, Public health, Professionals, Wellbeing, Local authorities This guide aims to improve health and wellbeing through warm and healthy housing and reducing energy costs for vulnerable households. It aims to support ...

An evaluation of the FILT Warm Homes Service

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University Housing, Heating, Living conditions, Warmth This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the Foundations Independent Living Trust Ltd (FILT) Warm Homes Service (WHS). ...

Improving the public’s health A resource for local authorities

The King’s Fund Evidence-based, Intervention, Public health, Health inequality, Environment, Housing The broader determinants of health – people's local environment, housing, transport, employment, and their social interactions – can be significantly ...

Fuel Poverty: A Framework for Future Action

Department of Energy and Climate Change Household, Energy bills This document sets out a framework for future action in tackling fuel poverty in England. It provides a bridge between the independent Hills Review of fuel poverty published last year and a f ...

The impoverishment of the UK- PSE UK First Results: Living Standards

Gordon, D., et al, Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE) Poverty and social exclusion One third of households in Northern Ireland are deprived according to researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, who have conducted the largest and most authoritative stu ...