Supporting fuel poor disabled people through energy efficiency measures
11 Dec 2018
Too often fuel poverty is thought of as an issue that only impacts older disabled people, but the reality is that fuel poverty blights the lives of disabled people of any age: from children, to adults of working age, to older people.
The evidence gathered through the Policy Pathways to Justice in Energy Efficiency project is based on in-depth research conducted with national policy makers, with stakeholders who implement energy efficiency policy and with households on low incomes. It provides a clear picture of the energy needs of families on low incomes and of what needs to happen to make a real difference in their lives.
This guide for practitioners takes these findings and turns them into practical steps for people working in the fuel poverty and energy efficiency sectors supporting disabled people.
- Access the policy briefing here.
- Access the working paper here.
- Access the practitioner guide for those working with families here.
- Read the press release here.
Related Publications (3)
This working paper addresses key gaps in knowledge regarding justice in energy efficiency policy in the UK.
A practitioner guide by UKERC, University of York and The Children’s Society
Press Release 10 Dec 2018
Many disabled people and families with children on low incomes are frozen out of schemes to support fuel poor households.