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HEATING OR EATING THE IMPACT OF AUSTERITY

Heating or Eating

The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) have recently released a report that looked at ‘Eating or Heating’ and the impact of austerity.

This is an issue that in recent times has received a lot of political and media attention. This report summarises the research the that has gone into assessing to what extent it represents real-life experiences.

The docuement highlights how the issue is real and that low-income households in the UK are struggling to sufficiently eat and heat their homes and often tending to prioritise food over fuel.

Read the entire report from SPERI here:
http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/SPERI-Brief-19-Heating-or-Eating-and-the-impact-of-austerity.pdf 

Did you know that you do not have to be on benefits to get help with improving the energy efficiency of your home? We have schemes for everyone.

Over 650,000 homes within the area potentially qualify for help to reduce their Energy Bills. Cosy Homes in Lancashire has been set up by all 15 Local Authorities to provide you with a simple way to find out if you are one of them.

Find out which services you are eligible for by answering one simple question:

Do you live in Lancashire with a household income of less than £30,000 or do you receive an income or disability related benefit of some kind (including Tax Credits, Carers Allowance, Attendance Allowance etc)?

YES -or- NO
Most of the schemes available are available to homeowners with a household income less than £30,000 and where savings are less than £16,000.
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Commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Council on behalf of the Lancashire Authorities. The scheme is managed by Rhea Projects Ltd.
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