Sarah Wright is Communications Manager at fuel-poverty charity National Energy Action. She manages NEA’s PR, media and events programme, supporting the charity’s campaigning activities and helping to ensure that its key messages reach as many key decision makers, stakeholders, supporters and members of the public as possible
The UK is in the midst of a fuel-poverty crisis and things are about to get significantly worse. Around 6.5 million – that’s 27 per cent – of households are currently estimated to be unable to heat their homes to the level needed for comfort and wellbeing. Recent changes to existing schemes to help those struggling to heat their homes affordably mean that those most in need are likely to miss out.