National Energy Action: show your support on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on 30 November

A photo of a young woman holding a baby in one arm and warming her other hand over a radiator.
November 29, 2023
Spotlight on: National Energy Action (NEA), the fuel poverty charity, and their upcoming awareness day.

National Energy Action (NEA) takes over the Warm This Winter blog to talk about their work raising awareness of fuel poverty, and how you can get involved! Read on...

National Energy Action (NEA), the fuel poverty charity, campaigns so everyone can afford to live in a warm, safe and healthy home. This is something denied to millions because of poor housing, low incomes, and high bills.

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2023 is taking place on 30 November. It’s our most important day of the year, when we work with hundreds of organisations to shine a light on the plight of those in fuel poverty and the well-known solutions. This year, we’ll be releasing new information on the shocking effects of fuel poverty.

We are two years into the energy crisis. Fuel-poor households have seen their finances eroded over many months of persistently high energy bills, and are now in truly desperate circumstances. Gone is the choice between heating or eating; these households now cannot afford to do either adequately.

The Autumn Statement was the government’s last chance to help households this winter, and we were deeply disappointed that no energy bill support was forthcoming. To help households going forward and into the long term:

  • Vulnerable households to urgently get more support to pay unaffordable energy bills. Along with well over a hundred other organisations, National Energy Action is calling on all political parties to commit to the introduction of an energy social tariff, providing lower bills or deeper discounts for the most vulnerable households.
  • Help with record levels of energy debt, which is crushing households, putting up prices and reducing economic activity. Alongside debt charities, National Energy Action is calling for the new Government to introduce a new ‘help to repay’ scheme to accelerate the repayment of energy debt to put extra money back into people’s pockets and support local economies.
  • Improved energy efficiency to cut bills, carbon and improve lives. Early progress next parliament to improve the energy efficiency of fuel-poor homes is essential if statutory fuel poverty and carbon targets are to be met. Early investment to reduce the deepest levels of fuel poverty in homes and communities, alongside new regulatory drivers will generate the
    greatest societal, economic,and environmental benefits.

What’s happening on 30 November?

On Thursday 30 November National Energy Action will be releasing new information on the number of households in fuel poverty, as well as new insights into how the energy crisis is affecting households. We will be posting these insights, as well as information and advice using the hashtag #FuelPovertyAwarenessDay.

How can you support?

Got to to download assets which you can share using the hashtag #FuelPovertyAwarenessDay. Please include our social media handles as it makes it easier for us to find and share: