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”.
Fuel Poverty in Newcastle
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.
Where the heat goes
Indoor temperature & health
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
End Child Poverty, 2008