National Energy Action (NEA)
Who we are
National Energy Action (NEA) is an award-winning UK charity that works to eradicate fuel poverty so everyone in the UK can afford to live in a warm, dry home.
There are over 4 million people living in fuel poverty in the UK. Inadequate heating and insulation, low incomes and high energy costs leave many unable to properly heat their homes or have regular access to hot water.
Sadly, this means on average, 10,000 people will die each winter because they live in cold, damp homes. Many millions more suffer the health impacts of poor housing, costing the NHS £1.3 billion per year.
However, fuel poverty doesn’t just affect physical health. The toll of living in sub-standard housing can drastically impact mental health and wellbeing, causing people to feel isolated, stressed, anxious and even suicidal.
Right now, fuel poverty is at crisis levels, and cold homes are a bigger killer across the UK than road accidents, alcohol or drug abuse.
At NEA, we want to make sure that no one has to make the choice between buying food or heating their home, that children and our most vulnerable aren’t suffering in cold homes, and that everyone has access to affordable energy necessary for a good quality of life.
Through our projects, campaigns and advice services, we want to continue to be there for those who need us and work to put an end to fuel poverty. With your support, we can make this happen!