Fuel Poverty Pilot, Report by Energise Sussex Coast

Energise Sussex Coast has just published a report on Fuel Poverty, commissioned by the Chesshire Lehmann Fund and supported by East Sussex County Council Fuel Poverty Reduction programme. Download or view the report below:

Energise Sussex Coast_Hastings_Report_Fuel_Poverty 2016.PDF

For this report we engaged with over 200 residents in East Sussex, most from Hastings and St Leonards, in order to identify  the most successful interventions that energy advisors could offer to those trapped in fuel poverty.

The report looked at 20 case studies in detail and gathered data on over 75 cases as part of an ongoing investigation into the mental health and wellbeing benefits of successful interventions.

We also identified what elements of the energy market are not working or could be improved by changes in policy and we listed several recommendations for more equitable policies.

We see this as a continuous practical research programme to address the scandal of energy poverty in the UK and would be interested to collaborate with other research partners and funders.

 


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