Fuel Poverty Coalition Manifesto for Warmth
‘Putting an end to the cost and suffering of living in a cold damp home and creating economic growth’
The Fuel Poverty Coalition held a conference in December at the Dunadry Hotel and Country Club, where delegates heard from a range of speakers with experience in the field.
What came out loud and clear is that despite the current fall in the price of home heating oil, much still remains to be done, not least in the area of energy efficiency. The Health impacts of fuel poverty were highlighted, and most worryingly with excess winter deaths reaching 870 in 2014-15, much more needs to be done here too.
Since the conference, the Fuel Poverty Coalition steering group have come together to develop a Manifesto for Warmth, which reflects the current needs of the fuel poor and the aspirations of the Coalition. Most importantly, we want to ensure that each and every party pledges to continuing to tackle fuel poverty and to ensuring that any new and emerging programmes will be fit for purpose for the needs of the fuel poor.