Fuel poverty exists when a household can not afford to heat their home to an adequate level. Households are often forced to choose between heating and other essentials such as food. Those working locally to improve public health and housing can take various steps to mitigate fuel poverty and its health effects in their local area.
Fuel Poverty & Health Toolkit
Fuel Poverty: Improving health and wellbeing through action on affordable warmth
A guide for public health professionals, health and wellbeing boards and local authorities in England.
The guide is intended to be a tool for directors of public health and their teams, health and wellbeing boards, and colleagues across local authorities who want to start, extend or improve their work on fuel poverty.
Download the full guide
Download the executive summary
Download the guide for primary care
*All documents updated January 2015
Explore the Healthy Places case study directory to learn about what communities are already doing to alleviate fuel poverty.
NOTE: Fuel poverty is a different type of key issue for Healthy Places. There are currently no regulatory options linked to this topic. This page hosts and interactive toolkit with downloadable key documents, and monitored and updated resources and signposts.
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