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Fuel Poverty Charter Launched, 20/10/09 [W]

A charter calling for fuel poverty in Wales to be eradicated has been launched by a coalition of organisations including Children in Wales.

The charter calls for:

  • A detailed action plan setting out how and when fuel poverty will be eradicated in Wales
  • Support to all fuel poor households to stay warm- until fuel poverty is eradicated
  • A co-ordinated and united approach across the statutory sector (at UK and Wales level) that involves partners from the private, voluntary and community sectors in Wales

The Welsh Assembly Government is shortly to launch a new fuel poverty strategy for Wales and the coalition would like to see the calls outlined in our charter, incorporated into this strategy.

The fuel poverty coalition is led by Consumer Focus Wales and NEA Cymru and supported by a steering group made up of a range of key organisations in Wales working to take forward the fuel poverty agenda. These include: Children in Wales, End Child Poverty Network Cymru, Citizens Advice Cymru, Age Concern Cymru & Help the Aged in Wales, Community Housing Cymru, West Wales Eco Centre, Macmillan Cancer Support, Shelter Cymru, Disability Wales, Oxfam Cymru, Care & Repair Cymru, NEA Cymru and Consumer Focus Wales.