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Face of Fuel Poverty Research Findings

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Fuel Poverty Coalition Research Findings on experiences of Fuel Poverty in NI.

Presented at Fuel Poverty Coalition Running on Empty Conference in Belfast 27th November 2013

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Face of Fuel Poverty Research Findings

  1. 1. Face of fuel poverty Research Findings Corrine Heaney Save the Children @fuelpovertyni #fuelpoverty
  2. 2. Research • Survey – 1,266 people across NI • Four focus groups: – Low income families – Long term health conditions – Rural – Older people @fuelpovertyni #fuelpoverty
  3. 3. 82% found it difficult to heat their homes to a comfortable temperature. #fuelpoverty
  4. 4. 96% worry about paying energy bills. #fuelpoverty
  5. 5. 71% said paying for energy meant they couldn’t afford or had to buy fewer other essentials. #fuelpoverty
  6. 6. #fuelpoverty 37% When it is cold have their heating on lower or less often than they would like.
  7. 7. Main fuel used to heat the home: 45% 41% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 20% 15% 14% 11% 10% 9% 5% 5% 0% Electricity Natural Gas Bottled Gad Oil Solid Fuel Other #fuelpoverty
  8. 8. For oil users: 75% Over of oil users purchase a half tank or less 14% used 20 litre drums #fuelpoverty
  9. 9. Prepay/ Top up - most popular payment #fuelpoverty
  10. 10. • Gone without heating • Limited amount of heat they used. • Wore more clothes #fuelpoverty
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  13. 13. Thank you! Corrine Heaney Save the Children c.heaney@savethechildren.org.uk @fuelpovertyni #fuelpoverty

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