Fuel Poverty in Newcastle. Newcastle Homeless Forum 1 March 2012. Outline. What is fuel poverty? Causes of fuel poverty Newcastle picture Current delivery. Fuel Poverty. “The inability to afford to adequately heat the home”.
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Newcastle Homeless Forum
1 March 2012
“The inability to afford to adequately heat the home”
Average online direct debit £1,078
(DECC 2001 - 2010)
Average direct debit £1,149
Average standard credit £1,247
Average prepayment meter £1,228
Figures 09/11/11, based on average ‘medium’ annual consumption of 16,500kWh gas and 3,300kWh electricity for a 3 bedroom semi-detached property.
Nine-year-old Luke put down his feelings on how his home was affecting his wellbeing:
I feel cold and sad I haven’t got any heating My home is cold and damp Water runs down the wall And it makes my bed wet My fingers draw on the window It’s like fog I try to pull the cover over me But it does not work
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