According to National Energy Action, over 4 million UK households are in fuel poverty, unable to afford to live in a warm, dry home. The experience of our foodbank network suggests that people in poverty have to make difficult decisions about how to spend the little money they have and that low income households are unable to afford either sufficient food or fuel.
Many of the foodbanks in our network provide some sort of fuel poverty provision, helping people in need to stay warm and keep the lights on. This includes helping with fuel costs; handing out warm clothes; handing out gas canisters, wood and hot water bottles; and redistributing donated Warm Homes Discount funds.
We’re working with our corporate partners to develop this provision further and help spread warmth across the UK.
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