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Consultation: Have your say on the draft Fuel Poverty Strategy

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Aims of the strategy
  3. How to have your say
  4. More information

Overview

South Tyneside Council is inviting people to help shape its Fuel Poverty Strategy and Action Plan.

A household is classed as being in fuel poverty if the residents are on a low income and are unable to heat their home for a reasonable cost.

More than 10,000 households in the Borough are living in fuel poverty, according to the latest estimate from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The Council is now consulting on its draft strategy, which sets out its objectives and proposed actions to tackle the issue in the social, private rented and owner-occupied residential sectors.

Supporting families and older or more vulnerable members of the community is one of the Council's community priorities.

Aims of the strategy

The Council aims to reduce fuel poverty in South Tyneside and support vulnerable groups in tackling it.

We are committed to creating a borough that is an outstanding place to live, invest and bring up families. Tackling fuel poverty will be a key step towards achieving this.

Tackling fuel poverty will also help to improve health and wellbeing in the borough, reduce unnecessary strain on the NHS, support job creation and help to fight climate change.

How to have your say

Please complete the following survey to tell us your views:

Have your say on the draft Fuel Poverty Strategy and Action Plan

This consultation will run from 21 October to 17 December 2021.

More information

If you have any questions, please contact Philip Headley, Housing Strategy Officer, on 0191 427 7000.

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