Fuel poverty

An explanation of what fuel poverty is and where to get help


A household is in fuel poverty if, in order to maintain a satisfactory heating regime, it would be required to spend more than 10% of its income on household fuel use (income includes Housing Benefit and Income Support for Mortgage Interest).

In North Lanarkshire it is estimated that 50,000 households are in fuel poverty. Households most at risk are single-person (24,000) and older persons (20,000); however, households where a member has a disability or a long-term illness are at risk too. 

If you think you might benefit from a service like income maximisation or money advice, please do not hesitate to contact our team who can make a referral on your behalf.  Our team can also carry out home visits, carrying out energy surveys and provide energy advice.  Again, just contact us and we will arrange a visit.

Where to get help?

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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