Consultation: Have your say on the draft Fuel Poverty Strategy
The Council is asking for views on its draft Fuel Poverty Strategy and Action Plan.
A household is in fuel poverty if the residents are on a low income and are unable to heat their home for a reasonable cost.
The draft strategy sets out the Council's aim, objectives and proposed actions to tackle fuel poverty in the social, private rented and owner-occupied residential sectors. Please complete the following survey to tell us your views.
Fuel Poverty Strategy Questions
|Q1||Do you feel our draft Fuel Poverty Strategy complements local and national priorities?|
|Q2||Do you agree that these are the most appropriate groups to target?|
Low income, vulnerable residents that are living in homes rated below EPC Band C will be targeted.
Based on information from the new Fuel Poverty Strategy for England, we consider the following low-income households to be particularly vulnerable if at least one member of the household is:
•65 or older.
•Younger than school age.
•Living with a long-term health condition which makes them more likely to spend most of their time at home, such as mobility conditions which further reduce ability to stay warm.
•Living with a long-term health condition which puts them at higher risk of experiencing cold-related illness – for example, a health condition which affects their breathing, heart or mental health.
|Q3||Do you agree with the first objective Maximise household income and reduce household costs where possible?|
|Q4||Do you agree with the second objective Improve the energy efficiency of homes?|
|Q5||Do you agree with the third objective Reduce household energy consumption?|
|Q6||Would you like to see any other objectives?|