Fuel Poverty Support

First published: 26th October 2023
Last updated: 26th October 2023
Who is this page for?

For LGBTQ+ young people and families from low income households 


This resource provides information around fuel poverty.

Fuel Poverty Voucher Request Form

What is Fuel Poverty?

“Low-income households that cannot afford to heat their homes and meet their other energy needs”


A household is in fuel poverty if:

  • The energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of their property is less than EPC Band C AND
  • Their net disposable income after housing costs is below the poverty line

Fuel poverty can be caused by a variety of reasons, and can seriously impact a person's health and wellbeing. 

However, there is a lot of support available for those who are impacted. 

you can join the Priority Service Register, which offers extra services free of charge to those considered vulnerable

THere is also financial support and home improvement support as seen below. 



An infographic for financial support available.
Infographic for Home Improvements