This guidance will: help local areas to estimate the number of people who may be at risk of cold-home-related death and illness in a particular population, using a range of housing, vulnerability and health indicators help local areas to identify
Joseph Rowntree Foundation report that examines how UK poverty rates have changed in our society over the last few years, as well as over the longer term. The research focuses particularly on changes to poverty among children and workers, as
Report on the contribution made by social security and related policies in the United Kingdom have resulted in poverty levels, It notes local authorities, especially in England, which perform vital roles in providing a real social safety net have been
While various measures of income inequality and poverty exist, the UK no longer has an official measure of poverty for children, adults or pensioners. This leaves a situation where policymakers and politicians are less able to track progress and it
Recent and ongoing reforms to the welfare system and the economic recession have had significant impacts upon many of the most vulnerable members of the population and the services supporting them. Included in this guide are ten evidence-based recommendations to
Resolution Foundation ‘audit’ of living standards in the UK. It estimates how household incomes have performed over the past year, producing a ‘nowcast’ of the figures before the official data is released. In addition this, this year it has taken
Fuel poverty is a fact of life for 2.5 million households across England. It is also an increasing problem, with the number of households in fuel poverty rising by just under 5 per cent from 2014 to 2015. The average
Committee on Fuel Poverty to the Centre for Sustainable Energy’s report Tackling fuel poverty, reducing carbon emissions and keeping household bills down: tensions and synergies. The respond by stating: Although helpful to the recipients, the Winter Fuel Payments and Warm Homes Discount policies
Report that aims to better understand: the synergies, tensions and trade-offs which exist in how household energy policies and programmes in England contribute to (or, potentially undermine) objectives to tackle fuel poverty, reduce carbon emissions and keep household energy bills
This research looks at the factors pushing people into destitution and the solutions to the problem. It highlights three key asks which would protect people from becoming destitute and support those who end up in destitution. The UK Government needs
Last year more than 1.5 million people in the UK were pushed into destitution, going without the bare essentials and locked out of the chance of building a decent and secure life. This research examines how the policies and practice
This POSTnote looks at the quality of housing in the UK private rented sector and explains the effects that housing conditions can have on health. It also looks at interventions to improve housing quality in the private rented sector and
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a scheme to encourage a switch from fossil fuel heating systems to renewable and low-carbon alternatives in homes and business premises in Great Britain. It pays people and businesses money in the form of
The latest finding from the English Housing Survey on people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of the English housing stock.
This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling: the high costs driving poverty, including housing poverty in childhood poverty in working age poverty in later life
This report presents the emerging findings of an analysis of administrative data for the Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest Scheme linked to routine health records. The project aims to examine the impact of measures implemented under the Nest Scheme on
This report presents further findings of an analysis of administrative data for the Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest Scheme linked to routine health records. The study explores the impact of home energy efficiency measures on the health of recipients i.e.
A General Debate on ‘Fuel Poverty’ was held in the House of Commons Chamber on Tuesday 21 March 2017. The subject for the debate was chosen by the Government.
National Energy Action practical and easy-to-use guide for MPs, Local Authority Councillors to assist them to identify the best solutions for householders who are worried about keeping their homes warm and paying their energy bills. The detail help and support available from a
This document describes the results of an evaluation of the impact of FRS interventions on winter related illnesses. FRS provided interventions to address risks of falls, social isolation, cold homes as well as signposting to flu immunisations as part of