Limited options for fuel in rural localities – many of which lack mains gas – make efficient fuel use and insulation particularly important for countryside communities.
In addition, rural residents face the challenges of lower average wages, an ageing population and single-skin, solid wall or non-cavity wall properties.
The Rural Services Network believes the national picture must not mask this extra rural dimension.
2017 A charity is fighting to raise vital funds for the elderly as the weather turns colder.
(Northern Echo - 5 December)
According to a new study, more than three in ten people in the UK say they are too scared to put their heating on because they fear crippling fuel bills.
(Mature Times - 28 November 2017)
More than a quarter of Scottish households are still living in fuel poverty despite a fall in fuel prices.
(Third Force News - 5 December 2017)
A campaign to help the most vulnerable in our communities to stay warm and well this winter has just been launched in Devon.
(South Hams Gazette - 6 December 2017)
Almost 140 homes across a West Yorkshire district have been helped out of fuel poverty in time for Christmas.
(Keighley News - 11 December 2017)
Thousands of people across Cornwall will be lifted out of fuel poverty and live in warmer homes following an £8m funding investment over the next year.
(Falmouth Packet - 4 December 2017)
More than 3.2million households in England and Scotland are fuel poor, according to official statistics.
(Voltimum - 21 November 2017)
Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign.
(Weston Mercury - 24 November 2017)
More than one million families in England will not have the cash to cover basic living costs this winter, a new study claims.
(Metro - 17 November 2017)
Hundreds of older people at risk from freezing temperatures this winter could be helped by the Wiltshire Community Foundation.
(Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard - 19 November 2017)
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