Inquiry into decent and accessible homes for older people – All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People

All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People report following an in-depth inquiry to understand the detrimental impact of poor housing on older people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. An estimate of some of the costs of poor housing

Data sources to support local services tackling health risks of cold homes – Public Health England

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

UK Poverty 2018 – Joeseph Rowntree Foundation

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

Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights: London, 16 November 2018 – World Health Organization

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

A new measure of poverty for the UK: The final report of the Social Metrics Commission – Social Metrics Commission

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

Reducing the impacts of welfare reform and recession: A guide based upon evidence from Merseyside and Cheshire – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

The Living Standards Audit 2018 – The Resolution Foundation

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

Beyond ECO: The future of fuel poverty support – Institute of Public Policy Research

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

Tackling fuel poverty, reducing carbon emissions and keeping household bills down: tensions and synergies – a research report by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) – Committee on Fuel Poverty

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

Tackling fuel poverty, reducing carbon emissions and keeping household bills down: tensions and synergies: Report to the Committee on Fuel Poverty – Centre for Sustainable Energy

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

Destitution in the UK 2018 – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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

Preventing destitution: policy and practice in the UK – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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

Health in Private-Rented Housing: (Postnote Number 573) – Houses of Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

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

Low carbon heating of homes and businesses and the Renewable Heat Incentive – National Audit Office

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

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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

The Fuel Poverty Data Linking Project: Emerging Findings Report – Welsh Government

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

Findings Report No.1: initial findings on the impact on Health of the Warm Homes Nest Scheme – Welsh Government

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.

Fuel Poverty Action Guide: A practical guide to help MPs, local authority councillors and advice workers answer queries on energy bills, heating, home insulation and energy efficiency – National Energy Action

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