National Energy Action (NEA)

National Energy Action (NEA)

Charity information

National Energy Action (NEA)

National Energy Action represents the needs and interests of vulnerable energy consumers across the UK. Through cross sector partnership work and the committed expertise of staff, NEA’s mission is to ensure that everyone can afford to meet their energy needs in the home, sufficient for good health, comfort and well-being.

Founded 1984

  • Mission statement

    This winter more than four million households in the UK will not be able to afford to heat and power their homes. They will be in fuel poverty, needing to spend 10% or more of their income on energy. The average household now faces an annual energy bill of more than £1300- 30% higher than a year ago and more than double the average bill of five years ago. Already more than 25,000 people die from the cold during the winter and many more become ill and go into debt. The additional impact of these rocketing fuel bills will be disastrous.

    Fuel Poverty affects the overall wellbeing of people. It can damage quality of life and health, as well as impose wider costs on the community. In particular, fuel poverty can result in:

    * physical ill health (proven links to respiratory disease such as severe asthma and increased accident risk)
    * psychological health (cold damp homes are linked with depression, fatigue and nervousness)
    * educational attainment (cold damp housing is not conducive to study and resulting ailments lead to missed school attendance)
    * social exclusion (the home does not provide a welcoming environment for friends & family to visit)

    NEA celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and continues to be committed to innovating and campaigning for those who are unable to afford to heat their homes. The organisation’s strengths lie in a combination of direct links with the fuel poor and local communities, combined with the ability to turn individua

  • Aims

    National Energy Action (NEA) aims to:

    • AIM 1 - To Influence Increase strategic action against fuel poverty Government administrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland enforce a mandatory requirement to end fuel poverty
    • AIM 2 – To Develop and Progress solutions to improve access to energy efficiency products, advice and fuel poverty related services in UK households
    • AIM 3 – To Enhance knowledge and understanding of energy efficiency and fuel poverty
  • Overview

    Established: November 1984

    Registered Charity Number: 290511

    Full time staff: 48

    Part time staff: 9

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 0191 269 2925

    Address: NEALevel 6West OneForth BanksNewcastle NE1 3PA

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